Fresno State’s national and state flags will be posted at half-staff on Friday, April 12, for Beverly Gibson Knobloch, an alumna, a longtime friend and supporter of the University and the daughter of Rue and Gwen Gibson, the namesakes of the Gibson Farm Market.

Mrs. Knobloch died on Thursday, April 4, at the age of 91. The Earl and Beverly Knobloch Laboratory at the Jordan Agricultural Research Center is also named for her and her husband. The room showcases robotics technology used by Industrial Technology faculty, staff and students for research and academic purposes.

Mrs. Knobloch graduated and received her master’s degree from Fresno State before completing further graduate work in administration at Stanford University and San Diego State. She was a teacher, counselor and vice-principal in the secondary schools of the Fresno Unified School District for over 35 years.

A celebration of life will be held at The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens (5555 N. Fresno St.) at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12.