Lillian Mae Tibbs, 86, of Oroville, WA, passed away July 9, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lillian was born to Raymond and Dora (Duncan) Hudson on May 17, 1929, in Greenville, SC. Lillian was raised and educated Salt Lake City, UT.
After high school graduation she married David M. Tibbs in Evanston, Wyoming. Together they raised six children, Morris “David,” Danny, Mike, Steve, Patti and Jeanne.
In 1947, upon learning of the opportunities offered, Lillian and Dave decided to move to Oroville, Wash. Lillian continued to raise her growing family while working alongside her husband Dave in the family orchard, St. Martin’s Hospital in Tonasket, Wash., local packing sheds and retiring from Princes Department Store in 2007. After a long and fruitful life, Lillian became ill in 2014. She passed away surrounded by family in her home as she had wished. She is survived by her children David, of Soap Lake, Wash.; Danny (Katy), Mike (Miki), and Steve (Colleen) of Oroville, Patti (Larry) Field of Lacey, Wash. and Jeanne Tibbs of Mountlake Terrace, Wash., numerous grandchildren and great grand children, sisters Annette Smith and Linda Roos of Salt Lake City, Utah and her special friend of many years Frances Lesamiz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Dolan and Earl Hudson and sister, Margaret Parks.
The family is very grateful for the wonderful care our mother received from Frontier Home Health and Hospice and care givers Gail LeMaster, Teresa Fast and Priya Shellenbarger.
There will be a Celebration of Life at Tonasket Community Church, 24 E. 4th Street, Tonasket, on Saturday, July 18 at 11 a.m., with a luncheon following. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m., at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery.