Obit – Milton M. Giberson |

Obit – Milton M. Giberson

Memorial services will take place Oct. 3 at South Lake Tahoe for Milton M. Giberson, who died Jan. 18, 2002, at El Cajon, Calif. He was 71.

Mr. Giberson was born Sept. 2, 1930, at Rumford, Maine, and moved to San Diego in 1950. He attended San Diego College and was employed by Greenwood Memorial Park as grounds building supervisor. In January 1958, he became a member of an alcoholics anonymous program. He was the co-founder of the South Bay Pioneers in 1961, and in 1974 was a consultant for the State of California to certify all recovery homes. Mr. Giberson was deputy director of Sierra Council and executive director of ACSN at South Lake Tahoe for many years. He moved to El Cajon in 1998.

He was an outstanding member of Lions Club of Chula Vista, Archie Moore’s ABC, California Association of Alcoholic Recovery Homes and the Flying Samaritans. He celebrated 44 years of sobriety Jan. 13, 2002. He had a long and outstanding dedication to the 12-step program and a memorial service celebrating his life was held at the South Bay Pioneers Feb. 10 in Chula Vista.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Florene Giberson of El Cajon; children, Robert Giberson of Rancho San Diego, Calif., Jenny Warren of El Cajon, Bruce Giberson of Rancho San Diego, and James Giberson of Vista, Calif.; mother, Lillian Giberson of Windham, Maine; and brothers, Richard Giberson of Largo, Fla., and Linnwood Giberson of Windham.

A Lake Tahoe memorial will be hosted by the South Shore group of Alcoholics Anonymous Oct. 3 at 989 Tallac Ave. A potluck dinner will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m. and a Memory Lane Discussion at 7 p.m.

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