Garth Bernard Lybbert, 85, passed peacefully on September 28, 2012 at his home in Hayden, ID.
Garth was born on November 19, 1926, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. He was raised and attended local schools in Hartley, Glenwood and Calgary. He completed his associate degree and began teaching school (grades 7- 9) in Mountain View, Alberta.
Garth was drafted into the US Army in early 1946 and served as a corporal during the occupation of Japan. Upon returning, he married his sweetheart Du'Elle Earl on September 25, 1947, in Cardston, Alberta.
At the age of 21, he began his career in Moses Lake, WA as manager of the Grange Supply Store. He continued managing farm supply and implement businesses while living in various communities in the Columbia Basin. In 1966, he became part owner and Chief Financial Officer of Evergreen Implement in Othello, WA, until his retirement in 1992 after which Garth and Du'Elle relocated to Hayden, ID.
Garth's interests included spending time with his family, church service, gardening, and appreciating music, especially the big band era.
Garth is preceded in death by his parents C.F. Bernard Lybbert and Arabella (Bennion) Lybbert, brother Rex, and sister Thelma. He is survived by his wife, Du'Elle Lybbert, three children; Shayne (Lybbert) Fillmore, Julie (Lybbert) McKernan, M. Garth Lybbert , Brothers; Kay Lybbert, Ted Lybbert, Robert Lybbert, Richard Lybbert, Scott Lybbert, Todd Lybbert, Sister; Betty Jean (Lybbert) Bilanzich, 14 grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren.
The family extends their gratitude for the loving and competent care provided by Evelyn and the staff at Fresenius Medical Care in Hayden, ID and Chris and Dave and the staff at River City Hospice.
Viewing will be Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 407 E Honeysuckle Ave., Hayden, ID 83835 at 9:30am with funeral services starting at 11:00 at the same location.
Interment will be immediately following the service, 2:15 p.m., at Eastern Washington Veterans Cemetery, 21702 West Espanola Rd., Medical Lake, WA. Military honors will take place at that time. (www.dva.wa.gov/eastern_wa_vet_cemetery.html for driving directions)
Funeral services will be provided by Bell Tower Funeral Home, Post Falls, ID. Please visit Garth's online memorial at http://www.belltowerfuneralhome.com.