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Meet Our Family And Staff!

Gary Ray, and his wife Kathy grew up in a small town of SW Oklahoma and were high school sweethearts. Gary attended Southwestern State College at Weatherford, Oklahoma, and graduated with his   pharmacy degree in the last class before it became an university. Gary, Kathy, and their two sons then moved to Fort Worth, Texas where Gary worked for Skillern's Drug.

Gary and his family moved to Grand Prairie in 1975, with Gary continuing to work for Skillern's on Main St until 1980 when he purchased Gibson Pharmacy, located inside the Gibson Discount Center, from Bill Muegge. Gary and Kathy also had their daughter that year. When the Gibson Discount Center closed in 1986, Gary and Kathy relocated to their present location across the street.

While Gibson Pharmacy is a "Mom and Pop" shop with several family members working with at the pharmacy, we also have employees that are not family. Allow us to introduce you to our staff.


Our pharmacy techinicians are Natalia, Rebecca, and Jessica. They are the ones who greet you when you stop to see us, answer the phone and help fill your prescriptions. Rebecca also helps Gary out with our compounding. 

 

 

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Family members who work at the pharmacy is Gary and Kathy's daughter, Michelle handles the pharmacy's marketing and graphic work. Michelle's daughter, Kari, comes with her to work regularly, which is a bonus for Gary and Kathy, since they get to enjoy her often. Gary and Kathy's son, Gary Jr, helps out doing odd jobs that his mother needs help with. Gary Jr's wife, Marijo, also works for them, doing the deliveries Monday-Friday in the evenings. Gary and Kathy's other son is Jonathon. Jonathon and his wife, Jenny, and their two children, Mackenzie and Katie, are by often. 

Gary's wife, Kathy, also works at the pharmacy handling all the managerial and administrative aspects of the pharmacy. She also is in charge of the pharmacy's newsletter, and is the Kathy of our Kathy's Korner recipe section.  

Gary joined and trained with PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) in 1990. He is required to obtain 20 hours per 2 years of continuing education. He usually does 3-4 times that amount. He feels that it requires those hours to stay on top of the continually changing world of medicine. Gary enjoys the compounding as he feels that it returns to the roots of medicine - when drugs were used to treat the individual patient and their symptoms.