Arthur F. Dibble, 95, a resident of Monroe, WA, passed away on October 29, 2019 in Bellevue, WA.
Art was born on March 16, 1924 in Anacortes, the son of Charles & Amelia (Fisher) Dibble. He was raised and educated in Anacortes, graduating from Anacortes High School with the class of 1942.
Art then served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II in Italy and Northern Africa. After his discharge in 1945 he lived in San Francisco, CA where he worked for the local telephone company. He then moved to Anacortes. In November of 1947 he married Vivian Boynton in Anacortes where they raised their family.
Art first worked in Anacortes as a community bus driver, he then worked at a local door manufacturing plant until 1955 when he began a 15 year career with AVI/Publishers Plywood Mill, working as a forklift operator and a supervisor. He started working part time for the Anacortes School District in 1966 as a bus driver and later as a full-time custodian until his retirement. He retired in 1986 and moved to Concrete, WA with Vivian where they made their home until her passing in 1993.He married Constance (Collier) Reid in 1998. They made their home in Concrete and Monroe, WA. He joined Monroe Congregational Church in 2001. Art and Connie spend their golden years traveling the US by 5th wheel
and by car. They enjoyed riding the rapids on numerous rivers during their travels.
Art was a member of the International Woodworkers of America, Local 3-101, he was a longtime member and Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Anacortes, volunteered his time helping with the Campfire Girls at Camp Kirby and enjoyed his time being in the outdoors digging for clams and hunting.
Art is survived by his wife, Connie Reid of Monroe; his children and their spouses, Ken & Gayle Dibble of Yakima, WA; Krystal Caldwell of Tacoma, WA;
Kerry & Marvin Knight of Mount Vernon, WA; and Karla Bare of Bow WA; his step-children, Mark & Jo Reid of Sitka AK; Darby & Shannon Reid of Belfair, WA; and Michael Reid of Monroe; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Vivian; daughter, Stanley Kay Brown; brother, Henry Dibble; sisters, Lila Walsh, Julia Talbert and Lenora Storme; son-in-law, Ottis Caldwell and grandson, Kirby
A Celebration of Life service will be held on December 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm at United Congregational Church in Monroe, Washington.
Donations may be made to Sagebrook Senior Living at 15750 NE 15th St, Bellevue, WA 98008. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.