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Arlon Dick Hibbert


1936 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Arlon Dick Hibbert Obituary
Arlon Dick Hibbert, age 79, died on April 26, 2015 due to complications of advanced prostate cancer.

He was born March 6, 1936 in Driggs, Idaho, the youngest of 5 children of Gerald Clyde and Mary Alice Schiess Hibbert. In 1937 the family moved to Nyssa and later to Portland, Oregon, before returning to Teton Valley in 1944. Most of his education was in Teton Valley, graduating from Teton High School in 1954.

After a quarter of college at Logan, UT., Arlon spent two years in the Army in Colorado driving trucks. After the Army, he went to Salt Lake City in 1958 and learned the mechanics trade, which he loved and spent the next 43 years earning a living. He also learned to fly in 1958. He used the G.I. Bill to get his professional flying license. He loved to fly, was a part owner of a Cessna 182 for two years, and then flew for an Idaho Falls company for 10 years.

His hobbies were model railroading, model airplanes, photography and computers. He was a computer gamer and had a collection of over 50 Myst type adventure games. He spent two and a half years restoring a classic wooden boat, then taking it to boat shows in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Texas, and Michigan. The boat won two trophies. He loved to take his grand children and friends water skiing.

Arlon married Darlene Stoddart Williams, a young widow with 5 small children on July 12, 1965 in Logan, Utah. They had one daughter together. Arlon helped Darlene raise her children, teaching them to work, water ski, snow ski, fish and hunt. Arlon was a member of the LDS Church, holding many positions including Ward & Stake dance director, Elders secretary, Sunday School and Elders teacher, Sunday School President, High Councilor and Ward & Stake Clerk. He and Darlene served as Temple workers for over 15 years in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Arlon is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Tom) Nelson, of Spanish Fork, Utah, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great grand child. He is also survived by his step children Brenda (Wayne) Corbridge, of Lindon, UT, Mark Edmund (Mireya) Williams, of Pocatello, ID, Peggy Williams, of Logan, UT, and 19 step-grand children and 24 step-great grand children, his brother Alden Ron Hibbert, of Yarnell, AZ, sisters in law, Helga Hibbert and Julia Hibbert, and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Hope Boyle, Hazel Fellon & Joan Durtschi, brothers Ned and Dee, step-children DeAnn Vause, and Chris David Williams, and a step-great grand child.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday April 29, 2015 at the Pingree LDS Church, 1533 West Hwy 39. A viewing will be held the night prior on Tuesday April 28 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S Shilling Ave. and again 1 hour prior to the services on Wednesday. Interment will follow the services in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
Published in The Morning News on Apr. 28, 2015
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