Christopher Todd Gipson

Born: Sun., Jun. 28, 1959
Died: Tue., Mar. 26, 2019

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 31, 2019
Location: Hodgen Distributing

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Chris Gipson died peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 26th, 2019 in Pendleton, Oregon at the age of 59, after a long battle with cancer.

Chris is survived by his wife Karen and daughters Corinne and Danielle, as well as their spouses Jimmy Black and Chase Addleman, and grandson Cole. 

Chris was born on June 28th, 1959 in Eureka, California to Dale and Jo Gipson.  He was the third of four boys, Mike, Joel, and Matthew. He fell in love with construction at a young age and continued on to become a talented and widely respected custom home builder, leaving his mark across Pendleton and California.  Chris was a passionate outdoorsman who loved hiking, scuba diving, and hunting with his dogs. He loved life, friends and family and was cherished by all that knew him. 

The family invites you to join them in a celebration of life at Hodgen Distributing, a building he built, on Sunday March 31st at 12:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to American Cancer Society and Pheasants Forever in Chris’ name.

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Arne Swanson
   Posted Wed March 27, 2019
To the Gipson family,

Chris is a man remembered as a true "craftsman" with talents and wisdom. I'm sure many wonderful memories will sustain you during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Chris......

gary hamlin
   Posted Fri March 29, 2019
To the family of Chris Gibson:
Chris was a great craftsman, builder, and hunter whom I admired. My prayers to Chris's family.
Gary Hamlin-

Christopher L Waine
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
Chris was my mentor in more ways than building homes. I was very young when I started working for him. Every time I pick up a saw or hammer I remember him. There are so many good memories and I never got a chance to say thank you. So thank you Chris. Thanks for the abalone and wine when we built the lodge in Starkey. Thanks for buying beer when we poured concrete in Fridays. Thanks for hiring me back after I got pissed at John. Thanks for seeing in me what I didn’t see in myself. Thanks for helping me get my first credit account. Thanks for being my mentor. The legacy you built doesn’t just live on in the homes you built but lives on in me and will live on in my boys when I teach them how to build... the right way.

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