Hallie Young Tibbitts passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 6, 2018. Hallie was born Aug. 13, 1925 to M.H. Young and Ina M. Helquist in Blanding, Utah.
She was the second of six children. In 1938 M.H. and Ina bought the South Mesa Ranch in the La Sal Mountains. In 1940 her family moved to Moab, Utah, which is where Hallie lived out the vast majority of her 93 years of life.
She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Tibbitts, on Feb. 19, 1944 in Fort Smith, Arkansas before he was deployed in WWII. She traveled from Montana to Arkansas on a bus to marry him and in the winter of 1944 that was no easy feat. She stayed with him in
Arkansas until he deployed and then she returned to Moab. They were married for 73 years. Born of this union were five children: Robert (Lynn) Tibbitts, Stephen aka Cap (Diane) Tibbitts, Nancy (Wayne) Inskeep, Susan (Mike) Swasey and Jennifer (Rholand) Murphy.
Hallie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert; her sister, Mildred; as well as her brothers, Max and Kay. Her son-in-law, Mike, also preceded her in death. Swasey; her daughter-in-law, Lynn Tibbitts; grandson, Carson Swasey; and great-grand daughters, Zoey Swasey and Haven McCandless.
Hallie is survived by her sister Inalynn Meador and her brother Curt Young in addition to a very large and loving family, which includes her five children, 19 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.
One of her greatest joys was her family and she watched it grow with pride. She made a monumental impact on every life that she touched with her unconditional love, knowledge and strength. She passed on her strong family values and was a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She will be dearly missed by all but she will live on in the hearts of her friends and family.
The viewing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Spanish Valley Mortuary, 386 North 100 West. The service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept., 13 at the LDS Stake Center on 701 Locust Lane. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Condolences can be to the family atwww.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.