Ralph Kibby Sr


Ralph Kibby, Sr.
Memorial Service
Saturday, June 30th
The Island Pub
b. December 9, 1926
d. March 12, 2012
Ralph Kibby Sr. of Douglas passed away at home March 12, 2012 at age
85. Ralph was born on December 9, 1926 in Silver City, Nevada. A
celebration of his life is pending and will be announced at a later date.
Ralph arrived in Juneau, Alaska on a steamship in 1931 and spent his
childhood and adult life in Douglas. He met his wife Vivian at at Percy's
Café, where she was employed. Vivian and Ralph were married April 1,
1955, at the Methodist Church in Douglas, Alaska. Tey remained in
Douglas to raise their family.
Ralph was a veteran of World War II. Ralph was active in the commu-
nity; he served on the Douglas City Council and the Douglas Fire De-
partment. He owned and operated Channel Bus Lines, a bus service
providing transportation between Douglas and Juneau. He worked
as a mechanic in the construction and logging industries, and later was
lead mechanic for the CBJ until his retirement. He will be remembered
throughout the community for his mechanical skills and his willingness
to always help others. Ralph's passion was his family and friends and
spending time at his cabin.
He was preceded in death by his wife Vivian, parents Eva and Melvin
Kibby, and his sister Melva.
He is survived by his; daughter Kary & husband Kevin Mabie of Mead
Colorado; his sons Roger Kibby, Brian Kibby and Ralph Kibby Jr & Julia
Smith-Kibby. His granddaughters, Kristin, Shale and Breckan Kibby. His
grandsons, Severin and Devon Kibby. His sister, Bety Cashel.
Published in The Juneau Empire from June 28 to July 27, 2012
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