Rebecca Hibpshman (1952 - 2018)

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Rebecca Hibpshman passed away on Sept. 11, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. She was born on Dec. 6, 1952, in Roulette, Pa.
As an infant, Rebecca traveled with her young, Baptist missionary parents to a mission in Canada, before the family moved to Alaska in the summer of 1954. Rebecca worked with her family to build and maintain numerous Baptist churches across Alaska. She attended schools in Soldotna and Anchorage, graduating from Dimond High School in 1971. While at Dimond, she met her husband of 48 years, Thomas; the couple married a few months after graduation. Together, they raised four children.
A gifted musician, Rebecca became a church pianist while still in grammar school. She played piano, organ and the accordion, judged musical competitions in the state of Alaska and taught private piano lessons. There are many musicians today as a result of her teaching.
Rebecca worked as a math and music teacher, supporting the private education of her four children. She was known as an outdoors woman, hunting and taking large game throughout the state of Alaska. Having been a school teacher, musician, mathematician, skilled private investigator, successful process server, mother, wife and friend, Rebecca's final endeavor was a small peony farm in Sterling, Alaska. Her faith in God never wavered throughout her life.
Rebecca is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Esther Weimer. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; children, Rachael (Shawn) Johnston, Bethany Bigelow, Terah (Marcus) Wold and son, Micah (Danica) Hibpshman; her sister, Hope (Brian) Matranga; and brothers, Daniel (Debbie) and Nathan (Christina) Weimer; as well as nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private graveside service on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. An open, public memorial service will be held at Soldotna Baptist Church, 223 East Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna, AK 99669, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at 2 p.m.
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Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home
11621 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 344-1497
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Sept. 14, 2018
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