Mildred Joyce and Jack Herbert Kibbe

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MILDRED JOYCE KIBBE & JACK HERBERT KIBBE, SR

Mildred Joyce Kibbe, 83 of Seattle, WA passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

Joyce was preceded in death by her loving husband Jack Herbert Kibbe, Sr., 84 of Seattle, WA, July 29, 2009. Together again. Joyce was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Jack was born in Des Moines, Iowa.

Joyce enjoyed roller skating on the sidewalk in her neighborhood as a youngster and told how she constantly had skinned knees and elbows. As a young man, Jack enjoyed riding and repairing bicycles, and ice skating on the pond near his family home. He also told of his escapades as a hospital corpsman in the Navy. Joyce and Jack were married 63 years and lived most of that time in a small home near Seattle where they raised three children. Joyce worked for a time at Frederick and Nelson. Jack retired in 1986 after 40 years at Boeing. For most of their lives together, gardening was their passion. They took great pride in their garden every year, working side by side. They did a great deal of research and planning each spring. Their family was the focus, pride, and love of their lives.

Joyce and Jack are survived by daughter, Claudia Poor David Ratko, and sons Jack Kibbe, Jr. Kehaulani, and Lee Kibbe Charleen, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the staff of the SeaTac NW Kidney Center. You knew how to make Joyce and Jack laugh during difficult times. We also want to thank the staff of Normandy Park Sr. Living where Joyce and Jack lived and received the utmost of tender, loving care.

There will be a memorial service for Joyce and Jack August 5, 2010 3:00 p.m., @ Normandy Park Sr. Living, 16625 1st Ave S., Normandy Park, WA 98148.

Arrangements by Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, SeaTac.

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Denyse Cook-Whitlatch
Denyse Cook-Whitlatch
1 year ago

To Claudia, Jack, and Lee and families – So sorry to hear of Joyce’s and Jack’s passing. I have fond memories of you all in the neighborhood. Take care and God bless, Denyse

Jim & Diane Creighton
Jim & Diane Creighton
1 year ago

Please accept our sincerest sympathies for your loss.

Jim & Diane Creighton

Debbie
Debbie
1 year ago

Joyce and Jack, I miss you tremendously! You were both like parents to me and the family you leave behind is my “family” too. You welcomed me into your lives and I am glad you are both Together Again and in peace. My condolences to all the family and friends you leave behind!

Love you forever, DJ

Henry Lee Kibbe II & Charleen May Kibbe
Henry Lee Kibbe II & Charleen May Kibbe
1 year ago

Thanks Mom & Dad for always being there with answers to our questions & pointing us in the direction of common sense in all our efforts. You are dearly missed by all. Love Lee, Charleen, Krystal, Robin, & LJ

Steve & Kristi Bridgman
Steve & Kristi Bridgman
1 year ago

Although we never met you, we know you had to be great people because you raised a great son and friend Lee. Our thoughts are with all your children as they carry on your memories.

Amy McCullough
Amy McCullough
1 year ago

I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Joyce just one year after losing her husband Jack. I send my deepest condolences to their children, Claudia, Jack and lee and to all members of the Kibbe family for their loss. I have fond memories of celebrating Christmas at Joyce and Jack’s home where their welcome was always warm and genuine. Their grandson Mike has told many wonderful stores of the fun times he had growing up right next door to his beloved Grandma and Grandpa. And it is thanks to Mike that I had the privilige of knowing these kind hearted and fun loving people for the past 20 years. Rest well Jack and Joyce – you will truly be missed.

Kathleen Koppa
Kathleen Koppa
1 year ago

My heart and thoughts are with you at this time. I know your folks were very proud of their family.

much love,

Kate