Hallie Young Tibbitts
Born: 8/13/1925, Blanding, Utah
Hallie was born August 13, 1925 to M.H. Young and Ina M. Helquist in Blanding, Utah. She was the second of six children. In 1938 M.H. and Ina bought the South Mesa Ranch in the La Sal Mountains. In 1940 her family moved to Moab, UT which is where Hallie lived out the vast majority of her 93 years of life.
She married her High School sweetheart Robert Tibbitts on February 19, 1944 in Fort Smith, Arkansas before he was deployed in WWII. She travelled from Montana to Arkansas on a bus to marry him and in the winter of 1944 that was no easy feat. She stayed with him in Arkansas until he deployed and then she returned to Moab. They were married for 73 years,born of this union were five children; Robert (Lynn) Tibbitts, Stephen aka Cap (Diane) Tibbitts, Nancy (Wayne) Inskeep, Susan (Mike) Swasey and Jennifer (Rholand) Murphy.
Hallie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, her sister Mildred as well as her brothers Max and Kay. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law Mike Swasey, her daughter-in-law Lynn Tibbitts; grandson, Carson Swasey; and great-grand-daughter’s, Zoey Swasey and Haven McCandless.
Hallie is survived by her 5 children, sister Inalynn Meador and her brother Curt Young in addition to a very large and loving family of 19 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
One of her greatest joys was her family and she watched it grow with pride. She made a monumental impact on every life that she touched with her unconditional love, knowledge and strength. She passed on her strong family values, and was proud member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She will be dearly missed by all but she will live on in the hearts of her friends and family.
The viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 12th at the Spanish Valley Mortuary
The viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 12th at the Spanish Valley Mortuary 386 North 100 West at 6:30 p.m. The service will be held on Thursday, September 13th at the LDS Stake Center on 701 Locust Lane at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Tributes:Sending our sympathy to your family and keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. During my 30 years teaching, I could always count on Hallie to open up the D.U.P. building or find me someone who could. The kids each had a turn ringing the bell, which was the highlight of the visit,and brought smiles to adults as well as the children.
- David and Linda WarnerI was so sorry to see that Hallie passed away. I will never forget her kind welcome when I called her out of the blue and told her I was new to town and looking for an artist named "R. Tibbits". She invited me to her home where I met her and her husband Bob, then then showed me a good sample of her son's wonderful paintings. (I later bought several.) Her warmth and graciousness will never be forgotten. Love to all her family members and friends.
- Kris Westrum
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