Loyd Arthur Sibbit passed away April 10, 2016, after a long illness and a broken heart.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1924, to Arthur and Daisy Sibbit in Reed Point, Mont. He went to White Beaver country school and graduated from Reed Point High in 1942. The fall after graduation he attended Billings Business College. He left for the Army in November 1944; first Fort Douglas, Utah, then Camp Roberts in California. He had 18 weeks of basic training, then a furlough back to Reed Point.
During that time he dated Maxine Mason. He was sent to the Philippines and then to Korea. He returned home and he and Maxine were married on Aug. 22, 1946. They were married 69 years and had three daughters. Loyd worked for Gambles-Skogmo until it was sold and then Carquest Auto Parts until he retired.
He and Maxine loved to travel and did so their entire married life. They loved the winters they spent in Parker, Ariz., and made many lifelong friends.
They were able to enjoy that life for about 24 years. Loyd was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Daisy Sibbit, his brothers, Marion and Bill Sibbit, and his wife Maxine, the love of his life. He is survived by his three daughters, Gayla (Dean) Taylor, Fort Collins, Colo., Candy (Dennis) Klein, Billings, Mont., Holly (Gail) Struhs, Boise, Idaho.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandson. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
A big thank you to all who helped our dad over the last 10 months. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 16, at Smith Downtown Chapel, located at 925 South 27 Street. Interment followed at the Rosebud Cemetery in Absarokee, Mont.
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