Obituary of Michael Ellis Gibbons



Michael Ellis Gibbons was born in Sacramento, California. His Parents were  Marion Ellis Gibbons and Carolyn Dianne Gibbons.  Michael was the first of 3 children, and was the one who shared his father’s initials…M.E.G.  Michael was raised in El Dorado Hills, CA and attended all his years of school in El Dorado County: Jackson Elementary School, Rescue Jr High School, and graduated from Ponderosa High School in 1976.  Growing up he was a Boy Scout, played Little League, and was on the wrestling team. After He graduated, he had many occupations and life learning skills as he was finding his true self, including being a Volunteer Fireman, coach to a women’s rugby team, a tow truck driver, and joined the Air Force.  Years later after returning home, Mike was a semi truck Owner Operator and most knew him in later years as having a local Coffee Internet Ice Cream Cafe in Burkes Junction, years before internet and coffee were a thing. Locals used to enjoy having a chat with Mike and having ice cream in his shop, and the local police approved of the positive environment he provided for youth in the area. 


His younger brother, Tim, lovingly remembers Mike as one who was always sticking up for the Under Dog and defending others as they grew up. Mike, who also became known as QuietBear after years of shamanic training in the wilderness of Colorado, was always available for a talk, sometimes a joyful conversation, other times there was a life-learning moment that left us amazed at his knowledge. Michael/Quiet Bear had a unique ability to always stay positive and was always reaching for something new and different to learn and do, ever changing and evolving, and if he envisioned it, he was never afraid to try to grasp it. Even when Cancer came into the way…. QuietBear fought harder than anyone has and at one point was even applauded by the whole nurse’s station at the hospital.  It will be a memory forever that there was always a smile and amazing deep down true belly laugh from him when time was spent together. Michael has continued his legacy by leaving  his 3 children, Michael Brian Gibbons, Matthew Gibbons and Marissa Gibbons, as well as 4 grandchildren.  Michael married and leaves behind his true soulmate and final Love of his Life, Marcela Cruz-Gibbons and their 2 dogs who loved him so, Ranger and Girlie.


Michael Gibbons, under his shamanic name, Quietbear, has for years offered powerful spiritual guidance and work with others in various parts of the world who reached out to him, and has been a blessing to humanity, in whose service he dedicated his life. He died four times in his life, and each time was asked by The Christ to return and complete his work, and did. Friends around the world now share their own loving acknowledgment of who Michael Gibbons/QuietBear will always be, and the work he did, and I as his wife had the profound privilege to participate in, and these I share below:

Bear has finally returned home – and can rest – maybe for the first time in decades. His onward soul and mind journey is now in the care of the Divine: what a beautiful thing!


My sincere heartfelt condolences. Bear has left a legacy and so many memories for so many people. Bears piece in this lifetime has made us better people. 


May God take the precious Bear heart and give it a place in the world of spirit.  In that position of strength, a kingdom where there is no loss, Bear will provide for us as no one can care for us here on our global gifted land.


I am really sad to hear about the final chapter of Bear’s life panning out this way. You are both supremely inspirational and courageous. With gratitude and hope, I wish you strength and encouragement during this extremely difficult period.


My deepest love and blessings to you Marcela. And to Quietbear who remains an absolute legend of a warrior and a being.


Deepest gratitude to you Quietbear, you amazing soul. Until we all see each other again… I will continue to hold space for miracles to come in for us all. 


The man (Bear) was a spiritual giant, warrior, teacher, healer and more. You are both eternally inspiring.


And two poems I wrote for my beloved husband, my Bear, inspired likewise by how he lived his life: and


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