Alan Lee Bibby

Alan Lee Bibby, 70, went to be with his Lord on June 14, 2018. He is free now from Parkinson’s disease. Alan was born September 30, 1947 to Jesse and Genie (Cordiner) Bibby in Akron, Ohio, where he grew up. He lost his mother as a preteen, but gained an older brother and another sister later. Alan graduated from Ellet High School in 1965 then attended the University of Akron. In 1966, he enlisted in the Navy, where he served as a meteorologist at the Naval Air Station in Pennsylvania. Then he served two tours of duty to Vietnam aboard the aircraft carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Ranger, finishing his military duty in the reserves with an honorable discharge in 1972.
After the Navy he moved to Moses Lake, Washington, where he attended Big Bend Community College. Alan married Janet Strand in December 1972. He had transferred to the University of Idaho. He graduated in 1975 with a Bachelors degree in Forestry. In 1976, Alan and Janet relocated to Astoria, Oregon, where he worked for the Dept. of Revenue, then to Clatskanie, Oregon, where Alan worked for Longview Fiber Company. During this time, they welcomed their daughter, Krista, and son, Kevin into the family. Alan took a promotion to Assistant Tree Farm Manager in 1992 and the family moved to Leavenworth, Washington. He worked timber sales and reforestation projects with the Forest Service and on the tree farm. After 30 years with Longview Fiber, he retired in 2007.
Alan was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoor enthusiast, who enjoyed skiing, hiking and camping. He was a dedicated family man, active in his church and always ready to step in to help others. Alan was preceded in death by his father, mother and stepmother, Juanita. He is survived by his wife, Janet, daughter Krista (Brian) Herling, son, Kevin (Annika) Bibby, five grandchildren, Cory, Noah, Joy, Hope Herling and Coralee Bibby, brother, Jim Coleman, sister, Shirley Branch, sister Gayle Bibby-Crème and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 29 at 5 p.m. in Leavenworth at the Nazarene Church.
Donations may be made in his honor to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation or Upper Valley Christian School.
 
 

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