April 22, 1913 - Sept. 12, 2003
Frank Clarence Sibley, 90, formerly of Bates, Austin and Richland, died at a residential care facility in Redmond on Sept. 12.
Mr. Sibley was born in Price, Utah, April 22, 1913. As a youngster he lived in Cove, The Dalles, Portland, Donald, San Francisco, Calif., Spokane, Wash., and Las Vegas, Nev.
In his early years, he worked on Hoover Dam and "rode the rails."
On Sept. 8, 1936, he married Mable Tracy in Bates. They lived in Bates, Knuteville and Austin for many years before moving to Richland. They spent many winters in Quartzsite, Ariz., gathering and trading rocks and jewelry. He designed and made silver jewelry and later focused on fire opals.
Mr. Sibley loved the outdoors; fishing, hunting, cutting wood and exploring new territories. He enjoyed playing the harmonica and was a great whistler.
Mr. Sibley is survived by two daughters: Donna Stimson of Beaverton and Shirley Ludlow of Fossil; six grandchildren: Donna McIntosh of Condon, Michael McIntosh of Salem, David Krigbaum of Beaverton, Max McIntosh of Kent, Wash., James Krigbaum of Seattle,Wash., and Monty McIntosh of La Grande; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, all eight of his brothers and sisters, and his mother and father.
At Mr. Sibley's request there will be no memorial service.