Caryll Marian Tibbetts
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12/13/1925 – 08/25/2019
Caryll Marian Wheeler, age 93, died at Cashmere Care Center in Cashmere, Washington on August 25, 2019.
Caryll was born December 13, 1925 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Chester and Marian Wheeler, she attended high school in Nelson, Wisconsin and had several months of nurses cadet training at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. On November 11, 1944 she married Charles A. Tibbetts in San Luis Obispo, California. Charles had just returned home from overseas after serving in World War II.
Caryll and Chuck lived in Menomonie, Wisconsin until 1979. They moved to Port Orchard, Washington until 1996 when they moved to New Richmond, Wisconsin, and then in 2000 to Harvest, Alabama.
Charles passed away in 2011. Caryll’s final move was to Leavenworth/Cashmere, Washington
Caryll’s most gratifying work was as a mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She was a wonderful pianist who played in a dance band, at church, and loved accompanying her children while singing or playing their musical instruments. She had several part-time jobs as the children grew up. Her favorite was working as a pharmacy technician at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.
Caryll loved the Lord and was a real student of the Bible. She was also an excellent seamstress and needle worker and avid crossword puzzle enthusiast. Memories of her wonderful childhood brought her much joy in her last years.
Caryll is survived by her six children: Steve Tibbetts and wife Connie of Magnolia, Texas, Trudy Leverenz and husband Terry of Leavenworth, Washington, Tod Tibbetts and wife Peggy of Silt, Colorado, Daniel Tibbetts and wife Mary of Appleton, Wisconsin, Michelle Tibbetts of Harvest, Alabama, and Tyler Tibbetts and wife Sheri, also of Harvest. There are nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Chester and Marian Wheeler, brother Dale, sister Dawn, and husband Charles. Caryll will be interred at Chattanooga National Cemetery beside her loving husband Charles.