Murl Gibbins passed away Friday, October 16, 2020, at the age of 92. He was born on May 2, 1928, in Vera, Texas to Laura Mae Gibbins and Henry Gibbins. He shared his birthday with his twin brother, Burl. Murl grew up in Texas with his brothers, Lee Wayne, Burl and Jack, and one sister, June. Murl married Marie Russell in 1949. They had one daughter, Darla June. He later married Ires Labrum Larsen in 1970. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II (1945 – 1947) where he was stationed in the Philippines. Murl was employed as an offshore oil worker and proud to be an iron worker with Iron Workers Local 27. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, football, a good game of poker and a trip to Wendover. He was also a longtime member of the Elks Lodge club.

He is survived by his son-in-law, Nick Provost; his friend and companion, Irene Prokipchak; step-daughter, Patti Larsen; 13 grandchildren, and also great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the wonderful care that Carrington Court and Joan Chhour gave to Murl in his time of need.

A private family graveside funeral will be held on Friday, October 23 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Lake Hills Cemetery: 10055 S. State Street, Sandy, UT. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity or share a good memory you have of Murl with the family.

We will miss you Papa Murl. We are so grateful for the time we got to spend with you and the beautiful memories we will treasure. Love, ArLee, Calvin, Ires, Brylei, Shelbi, Nicole, Erin and Mac.


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Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary & Cemetery
10055 South State Street
Sandy, UT

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Oct 19, 2020

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worked with Merley down to I.P.P. good man and a good ironworker. God bless your family and thanks for sharing Merley.

Richard Boo Robertson , mona, UT, US Feb 13, 2021

Dear Nick, ArLee and Nicole: Judd and I were sorry to hear of Murl's passing. We loved hearing the "Murl" stories while out on a run with ArLee and will miss the updates of his adventures. He was truly loved by you all, and received such wonderful and compassionate care by Nick.

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Teresa and Judd

Teresa Oct 22, 2020

My condolences to you and your family Nick. It was a pleasure getting to know and care for Murl. Murl was amazing man and will be greatly missed.



Joan Chhour , Draper, UT, US Oct 19, 2020


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  • Oct 20, 2020

    Murl was a loyal companion to my mother Irene & though we didnt share a great deal of time, (I live back east), he was a kind loving man of great gentleness & integrity who cared deeply for Mom & our family. I feel blessed to have had him in our lives