Douglas resident Vivian Kibby died at home on June 17, 2008. She was 73.
Born Dec. 14, 1934, in AnaRose, Texas, she arrived in Ketchikan on a steamship in 1944 and later moved to Fairbanks to spend her high school years. She eventually moved to Juneau, where she met her husband, Ralph Kibby Sr., at Percy's Café, where she was employed. They married on April 1, 1955, at the Methodist Church in Douglas and remained in Douglas to raise their family.
She was active in bowling and competed in various state and national tournaments. She immensely enjoyed participating in bingo and socializing at the local Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.
Family said she was known throughout the community as a mother to many children she cared for. Her passion was her children and grandchildren, they said. She was most recently employed as a bookkeeper for Ike's Fuel.
A celebration will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Douglas Community United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, her family asks that donations be made to hospice in her name.