He was born in Colfax, WA to Henry and Martha Bentley Tibbals on March 5, 1923.
He graduated from Wenatchee High School and entered the Navy where he was stationed in England during WWII.
After the military, he attended Eastern Washington University before going to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
He was married in June 1951 to Marjorie Reckner and moved back to Spokane where he raised eight children.
He worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation for 35 years as a civil engineer and he was a member of St. John Vianney Parish for 62 years.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, his brother Hal of Albany, OR and eight children: Louise (Daniel) Moynihan, David (LeeAnn) Tibbals, Martha (Rock) Ray, Timothy (Alice) Tibbals, Michael (Carolyn) Tibbals, Nannette (Troy) Stephens, Patricia (Carl) Loehlein and Paula (Matthew) Hawkins.
He was also “Boppy” to 33 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He loved model trains and watching hockey games, but, most of all, he loved his family.
Funeral Mass will take place at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 503 N. Walnut Rd., Spokane, WA on Monday, April 15 at 11:00am.
Interment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
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