Anthony Allan Giesbers

Cemetery:Visitation Cemetery in Forest Grove, Oregon
Birth:Thu Jan 17 1929
Death:Thu Sep 02 2021
Plot #192


Anthony Allan Giesbers 92, a resident of Forest Grove passed away on September 2nd 2021 from a long-term illness.

Anthony, also known as ‘Tony’ to some, and ‘Bud’ to others was born on January 17th 1929 in Verboort Oregon.   He is one of three children born to Leonardus P. Giesbers and Christine M. Giesbers, ne´e Van Grunsven.  Tony is preceded in death by his sister Evelyn A. Brosher of Hillsboro.

Tony received his education in Hillsboro and graduated from High School in 1947.  In 1950 he enlisted in the Army and served 2 years on active duty followed by 4 years of reserve duty.  In that time, he was promoted to Sergeant.

In 1954 Tony married Joyce A. Kemper of Verboort, daughter of William T. and Dorothy M. Kemper.

Tony began working for Tektronix in 1956 while living in Hillsboro.  In 1967 Bud and Joyce bought a small farm and moved to the outskirts of Forest Grove to raise their three children.

While working days in Beaverton OR, he also worked nights and weekends to build the family farmhouse.  He then became a part time farmer, raising hay to feed the cattle to provide beef for the family.

Tony and Joyce enjoyed dancing and he had a vast collection of record albums at home, so they could practice.  They also enjoyed getting together with friends and family to play cards and go on an occasional camping trip.  Every Sunday and holiday were opportunities to gather with family. Both Tony and Joyce were parishioners of the Visitation Catholic Church in Verboort and served the church working at the Annual Sausage dinner.

In 1978 Tony and Joyce sold the family farm to begin a slower paced life, with the ability to travel and savor their time in the yard and garden. They took a dream trip to Europe in 1981, where they visited places of ancestry in Holland, and also went to the Vatican.

In March of 1983 after 27 years at Tektronix, Tony retired. In October of that same year, he also unexpectedly lost his beloved wife Joyce to a short illness, was heartbroken and lost.

In 1984 Tony was introduced to a sweet Texan gal named Frances K. Campbell (known as “Sis” to her family) whose wonderful ability to cook southern food was the best! It was an instant match and they were married in August of 1984.  Tony and ‘Sis’ spent time fishing, golfing, and had yearly trips to Arizona in the winter with family and friends.  Tony loved his yard and worked very hard keeping the garden immaculate and maintaining their home.

Both Tony and “Sis” were members of the Forest Grove Elks and enjoyed many evenings together there with friends and family.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Giesbers of Forest Grove; three children and their spouses, Mitch and Shelley Giesbers of Vancouver, Washington, James and Dawn Giesbers of Kirkland, Washington and Jacyn and Bob Gallagher of Weiser, Idaho; 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and brother Bernard Douglas Giesbers of St. Paul, Oregon.

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