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“We are sorry to hear of your loss. My mother Jayne Roelker always spoke very fondly of Roy and Daphne. Our sincere condolences to your family. ...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Peggy - Cortez, CO

“May memories provide you comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Don & Mary Sue ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Don & Mary Sue Akin - Cortez, CO

“We were very saddened to hear of Daphnes passing,but we will cherish the good times we shared with her and husband Roy. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Lucille Garrett - dolores, CO

“I am sorry to hear of Daphne's passing. I know she was very well loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. I will miss her also...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanne Marlman - Mancos, CO

“Leila and family, My heartfelt sympathy is with you for the loss of your beautiful Mother. I am feeling for you! ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Pasta - cortez, CO

“My heart goes out to the family so very sad to hear that Daphne has passed.Daphne was a very nice lady and always made me laugh she was full of sun...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Sandra West - Cortez, CO

“Leila--so sorry for your loss. The picture of your mom shows from where you got your beauty!! Love to you--Jo ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jo Miller - Dolores, CO

“To the family of Daphne, We were sorry to read that she has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Craig has lots of memories...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Wolf - Dolores, CO

“I remember Daphne's puzzles, her jewelry, and being invited to summer picnics in Roy and Daphne's backyard. But the thing I will most remember is...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Sue Claussen - Courtenay

“Daphnie, you were a drop dead gorgeous woman in your youth (which continues within your children and Grandchildren) and you matured into a remarkably...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Tibbets-Breakell - NM

“Dallas and Pat Tibbets daughters: Sonja & Teresa Sons: Mick & Dallas Jr. 12 Grandkids and 2 great grandkids. Lots of memorays in the 30 years...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dallas Tibbets - Spokane Valley, WA

“Dallas & Pat Tibbets has four kids, 12 grand kids and two great grand kids. My mother liked to paint pictures. I have several pictures of hers. ...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Dallas Tibbets - Spokane Valley, WA

“She could brighten our day all the time she will be greatly missed ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Becky - Mancos, CO

“I am sorry to hear of Daphne's passing. I enjoyed her stories and she could always brighten my day. Bless you kids. Jeanne ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanne - Mancos, CO


DAPHNE JEAN TIBBETS Memorial services for longtime area resident Daphne Jean Tibbets will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at Ertel Memorial Chapel. Daphne was born July 3, 1924 in Rockford, Iowa the daughter of Harry Dallas and Vada Goldie (Trevett) Pecht. She passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Valley Inn Nursing Home at the age of 87. Daphne had a love for music. She played the piano, organ the violin and enjoyed singing. She was always busy making something. She grew a garden; home canned all sorts of food. She was out every fall hunting venison and elk with the best of them! Daphne loved the outdoors, camping, fishing & gardening. She was an accomplished seamstress and could sew anything you could want or need. She enjoyed oil painting, tying flys, beading earrings, knitting, crocheting and put many jigsaw puzzles together. She raised four children. She had great fun with her grand children and continued making things for them just as she had always done. She passed on many of her skills to her 4 kids. We all knew how much we loved. During World War II Daphne helped the war effort by working as "Rosie the Riveter." She was always very proud of the fact that she had three sons that were Vietnam Veterans. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Mancos Post. She was loved very much and will be forever missed by us all. Surviving Daphne are her children, Roy D. Tibbets of Mancos, grand kids, Roy Jr. & Chris, both in Utah, Venessa Cowart, Grand Junction, Dallas Tibbets and wife, Pat of Spokane, Wash., grand kids Sonja & Teresa, Mike & Dallas Jr., in Washington. and Leila Parga and husband, Dallas of Cortez, grand kids Machell Parga, in Utah, Tiffany Ghere and husband Andy, great grand kids, Rashawn & Kyla, all of Cortez, 19 great grandchildren; and 2 great, great, grand kids. Daphne was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Roy John Tibbets in 2004; her son Dale Tibbets; by one sister; and by one brother.

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