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of re to Pad too. it s Gibbs Memorial Chimes Given Calvary Church Owen Gibbs Presents Gift on Behalf of His Mother, Sisters j Maas chimes, purchased and presented to the Calvary Baptist church by the widow and children of Dr. R. F. Gibbs, well-known San Bernardino physician, who died in 1939, were dedicated at a service Sunday night at the church. Owen D. Gibbs of Palo Alto, son of Dr. Gibbs, who was a charter member of the church, gave a resume of the physician's life, and the Rev. Boyce Van Osdel, pastor, conducted the service. During the impressive cere mony, Miss Marjorie Toles, church organist, played many selections using the chimes with the organ. The cnoir, qirectea Dy Mrs. van Osdel, sang two numbers, and Miss JoAnne Snell presented a solo selection. PROMINENT IN CHURCH The chimes were the gift of Dr. Gibbs' widow, Mrs. Florence O. Gibbs of Palo Alto, and their children, Mrs. Elma Gibbs Wardrip, Mrs. Leila Gibbs Forbes, Mrs. Vera Gibbs Young, and Owen Gibbs, all of Palo Alto. The chimes were presented to the church, Dr. Gibbs' widow and children said, because of "his great interest in music and faith fulness to the choir. It is fitting that a set of chimes should be given to the church to perpetuate his memory among the congregation." Dr. Gibbs resided in San Bernardino for 37 years and was well-known as a church leader. 4

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 11 Jun 1946, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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