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Growing up in Grand Island

Gibbs was born Lois Conn on June 25, 1951, in a town just north of Buffalo, New York, called Grand Island. She was the third of six children. Her father was a bricklayer, described by Gibbs as rough and abusive, and her mother was a homemaker. Gibbs was a shy child, spending most of her time in the company of her siblings. The thought of speaking before a group was so terrifying to Gibbs that she skipped school on days she was scheduled to give book reports.

Gibbs’s education ended with her graduation from high school in 1969. After that she moved to Buffalo, where she worked first as a department store salesclerk and then as a nurse’s aide. In Buffalo she met Harry Gibbs, a chemical worker at the local Goodyear plant, and the two were wed.

Marries and moves to Love Canal

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