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-
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.