[email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsWhen asked what her secret was to longevity, Gibson reportedly often replied, “Don’t die!” Gibson eventually became a member of the Montebello Women’s Club and was chosen to be a part of the Foster Grandparents Group which was started by former first lady Nancy Reagan. Susan Antonisamy, volunteer coordinator for the hospital, said Gibson always will be remembered for her work in the community. “She was always dolled up in her hats and jewelry, always with a smile on her face,” Antonisamy said. “A childhood friend of hers turned 101 a few days before she did. And last year they both went to each others’ 100th birthday parties. She thought she was so blessed for that. She was a lovely, lovely lady.” Gibson died April 26, eight days after she turned 101. A funeral service was held at Rose Hills Memorial Park on May 4. MONTEBELLO – A longtime volunteer and supporter of Beverly Hospital, Rubye Gibson, has died at 101. For more than 30 years, Gibson actively supported the hospital, both in volunteer hours and financially. Gibson joined the Beverly Hospital Guild in April 1975 and later became a Beverly Hospital Heritage Circle Member – an elite group of supporters who put the hospital in their wills. Originally from Norway, Gibson came to the United States with her family to seek a better way of life.