James Wesley Hibben

James Wesley Hibben succumbed to a

long illness Dec. 13, in Pinedale. Jim as

he was known to family and friends was

born June 13, 1945. in Spokane, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his loving

parents Wesley Elden Hibben and Celia

Garrett Hibben Cox, brothers Billie Dean

Hibben and Donald Roger Hibben and a

sister Sally Ann Hibben. He is survived

by his siblings Garrett W. Hibben (Linda)

of LaGrange, Ky.; Frederick E. Hibben

(Donalda) of Albuquerque, N.M.; Janeth

M. Munger of Gunnison, Utah; S. Mikel

Hibben (S. Gale) of Pleasant Grove, Utah;

Cathy L. Murdock (Rex) of Monroe, Utah,

and Daryl E.S. Hibben (Jolene) also of La-

Grange, Ky.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jim was known

for his wry sense of humor and quick smile.

His charming personality won him many

friends. He was a veteran of the Vietnam

War and served as a radio man. He was also a member of the Salt Lake City Eagles Lodge

where he rose to be president. Under his service as president he led in providing seeingeyed

guide dogs to assist the blind. Jim worked as a chef for nearly 30 years at Stockman’s

Restaurant in Pinedale; he loved his job, those people he came to know through work and

in the community and he enjoyed life in Sublette County.

God rest you dear brother, till we see you again.

A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. at Covill Funeral

Home in Pinedale, 164 N. Bridger Ave. Interment will follow the service in the Pinedale

Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Jim’s memory can be made to the Sublette Center,

P.O. Box 788, Pinedale, Wyo., 82941.