HOLCOMB - Gregory Bribiesca 81, passed away at his home in Apache Junction, AZ, on Friday Dec. 25, 2020. He was born Oct. 12, 1939 in Holcomb KS, the son of Florencio and Cyrilla (Parra) Bribiesca. He married the love of his life Blanche (Winfrey) May 5, 1958 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Garden City KS.
Gregory attended Holcomb Schools, and graduated from Garden City Community College and Missouri Auction School. In 1957 he joined United States Army and served until he was honorably discharge in 1963. After his discharge he worked in sales for Garden City Co-op, was the hardware Manager for Gibson’s Discount Store, was the low income families Executive Director for Kansas Council Of Agricultural Workers, was a salesman for Western Motor Company, was a Foster parent, work at USD 457 and after moving to Apache Junction, AZ, in 2005 he was a Gate Security Monitor at Superstition Sunrise RV resort until his death. Gregory was also a proud entrepreneur of Greg’s Shirt Shack, Buy Rite Auction, Blanche’s Daycare and during retirement he owned Greg’s Tick Tocks.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, loved being an auctioneer, traveling, crafts, woodworking, making clocks, shooting pool with his friends, playing BINGO, most of all he loved being a husband to his childhood sweetheart, a father to his children and a grandfather to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is a member of St. George Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus in Apache Junction; he was a pass member of St. Marys Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus in Garden City, KS.
He is survived by his daughter, Valerie (Tom) Schuetz of Holcomb, KS; three sons, Gregory (Pam) Bribiesca, Jr., and Matthew (Sallie)Bribiesca both of Holcomb, KS, and Christopher (Kelly) Bribiesca of Kansas City, MO; brother, Johnny Bribiesca Sedalia, MO; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He proceeds in death by his parents; wife; and two brothers.
Rosary will be at 11:30 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 12 p.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. The mass will be available for viewing on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will follow immediately after mass at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City with Military Honors by Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard and American Legion District 8 Honor Guard. Gregory and Blanche will be buried together on the four-year anniversary of Blanche’s passing. Memorials are suggested to Emmaus House in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences maybe posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com .
Posted online on January 18, 2021