Cecilia Ann Gebauer, 60, passed away December 30, 2014 at her home in Delta Junction, Alaska, surrounded by her family. She battled cancer for over 10 years.
Cecilia was born on September 10, 1954 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Eldon and Barbara Kimball and was the youngest of three girls. She graduated from the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, ID in 1974 with a degree in nursing. Her career spanned 38 years with the majority of it in the Intensive Care Unit at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
Cecilia adopted three children, Kalinda, Kade, and Kyra, from Calcutta, India before marrying Vernon Lynn Gebauer in 1991. Jared and Jennifer, Vernon’s children from a previous marriage, joined their blended family and shortly thereafter twins, Heath and Eathon, were born, followed by Jake one year later.
Cecilia and Vernon moved their family to Delta Junction in 1995. Cecilia was employed as an RN at Family Medical Center and then commuted to FMH for 14 years. Cecilia was respected by her co-workers and friends for her hard work, professionalism, compassion, ethics, and Godliness.
Cecilia is survived by her husband of 23 years, her children and their spouses, Jared (Mindi) Gebauer of Homedale, ID, Jennifer (Brian) McMorris of New Meadows, ID, Kalinda (Trever) Thomas of Buhl, ID, Tarun “Kade” (Sarah) Kimball of Anchorage, AK, Kyra Kimball of Buhl, Heath Gebauer, Eathon Gebauer, and Jake Gebauer of Delta Junction, mother (Barbara Kimball) of Twin Falls, sisters (Renee Kimball and Linda Hartwig) of Buhl, mother-in-law (Marjorie Gebauer) of Twin Falls, sisters-in-law (Ellouise Atkins and Darlene Annen) of Buhl and Filer, ID, and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
We are forever blessed for having Cecilia in our lives as a mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, caregiver, and friend. Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Delta Junction, Alaska on January 10, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. and Calvary Chapel in Buhl, Idaho on January 10 at 2:00 p.m.