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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

1805 Highway 281 North, Marble Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Stephen William Tibbitts

December 27, 1952October 3, 2019
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Stephen Tibbitts went to be with Jesus Thursday Oct 3, 2019 in Granite Shoals, Texas. Stephen was born in New York, the second child to John and Helen Tibbitts. After high school, he attended the United States Air Force Academy and swam competitively all four years. He next attended medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans. He began his 20 year career in the Air Force in Biloxi, Mississippi where he met a captivating young nurse from Iowa named Diana DeGrange. They were married September 6, 1980 and have three children. They were fortunate to spend four years stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany and travelled extensively throughout Europe. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Steve worked 23 years as a private practice radiologist in Victoria, Texas. Steve volunteered at Parkway Church, coaching little league baseball, acted as swim team and soccer booster club presidents along with a host of other activities. He enjoyed the outdoors: biking, swimming, wind-surfing, snow-skiing, gardening, and spending time on Lake LBJ with his family and friends. Steve had just retired and was looking forward to more time with family, traveling with his wife, completing obedience class with his Australian shepherd puppy and his hobby of collecting and repairing antique clocks.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Diana and their children Jessica (Unruh, Zachary), Adam, and Luke. He has three grandchildren: Dylan, Harrison, and Sadie Unruh. He is also survived by his father and three siblings, Tibi, Connie, and Peter and their families. Steve has multiple brother-in-laws: David. Jeffery, and Eric DeGrange and their families. He is preceded in death by his mother earlier this year and his in-laws, Elton and Bess DeGrange.

A visitation will be Saturday Oct 12, 2019 at 9 am with a memorial service to follow on-site at 10 am at The Church at Horseshoe Bay in Marble Falls, Texas. The burial will be the following weekend in Iowa. Flowers can be sent to The Church at Horseshoe Bay, 600 Hi Ridge, Horseshoe Bay, Texas or in-lieu of flowers donations can be made to Haiti Share - www.haitishare.org.

Online condolences may be made at: www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com

The family asks for prayers for comfort and safe travels. Stephen has touched many lives and we anticipate lots of people traveling to celebrate his memory. We are thankful Stephen put his faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin and his salvation. We are greatly comforted that anyone who chooses to claim Jesus as Lord and Savior will see Stephen again someday in heaven.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Dr. Gordon Barth

October 14, 2019

Dr. Tibbitts was one of the nicest men I have ever known. His excellency in radiology was always appreciated. He will be missed by all of us. Dr. Gordon Barth Yorktown,TX.

Tom and Nancy Johnson

October 11, 2019

Dear Diana, Nancy and I are so very sorry for you and your family that you lost your best friend, your husband, and the children’s father. We remember the first time we met you in Germany and especially remember all the good times that our families had together because we shared so many fun moments. I especially remember that we pretty much laughed the whole time we were together. Steve was always upbeat and always looked on her brighter side of things.
May the Lord hold you and your family close and give you hope of the certainty of the eventual reunion!

In Christ’s Love, Tom and Nancy

Bruce Tharp

October 10, 2019

Diana and Kids,

I do not even know where to begin other than to say that Steve was like no other......no other physician, no other husband, no other father or to say succinctly no other human being. Steve and I practiced together for 23 years, and he was always an example of how to live life, how to treat others, how to be a healer, how to be a husband, how to be a father, how to be a person. Words can not express my sorrow at the short time that any of us and especially his very dear loved ones were privileged to have known him. Please be assured that going forward that Steve’s memory, his example, his courage, and his love for others will live on in the memories of us all. Much love.....Bruce Tharp

Gigi Lara

October 10, 2019

Our last day with him 😞

Kathy Manning

October 10, 2019

To Diane and your precious family ,
All our love and prayers for you at this sad and difficult time. He was a ray of sunshine. May you Faith and love see you through this time. All my prayers and thoughts,
Kathy Manning

Ron & Pam Herrmann

October 9, 2019

Dear Diana, Have known about Stephen’s tragic death since October 4, but just read the obituary in the Victoria Advocate today, October 9. So very sorry for your loss.
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen you but saw Steve ever so often. He was a wonderful, kind, soft spoken man and he will be missed. We know that he is with Jesus and we praise God for that. We will see him one day in heaven. Miss having you in Victoria and in our church. Love in Christ, Pam & Ron Herrmann

Marshall Wiener MD

October 9, 2019

Steve was a genuinely good person and an excellent radiologist. May he Rest In Peace. He will be sorely missed.

Eileen Tobin

October 9, 2019

Diana and Family
Dennis and I extend our sincere condolences. Dennis always valued Steve's opinion on Radiology cases He was a good doctor and certainly missed by his colleagues in Victoria. I know how much you and Steve were looking forward to enjoying retirement. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

Dennis and Eileen Tobin

Terry Young

October 9, 2019

Diana,
My name is Terry Young. Steve and I were classmates from USAFA 1975, and roommates in Cadet Squadron 02 during first semester our Third Class year. Your husband was focused in his pre-Med studies, a strong competitor in inter-collegiate swimming, and always a gentleman with a ready sense of humor.
I appreciated your wonderful summary of his life—career, family, faith and community support. You have lost a wonderful husband and father, and our Class of 1975 is now missing a fine professional and friend.
May our Savior that Steve trusted for his personal salvation now send his Spirit to comfort you during this time of heartbreaking loss.
Respectfully
Terry Young
USAFA ‘75

Michael Biehunko

October 9, 2019

I was a partner at Rosewood Funeral Chapels in Victoria Texas until I retired in 2016. I had the pleasure of living down the street in Colony Creek Country Club from Diana and Stephen for many years. Our kids grew up in the greatest neighborhood in Victoria. The kids were either at the Tibbitts, Biehunko's or Buceks house. Stephen was a very well respected doctor in the medical community in Victoria. Diana I was totally shocked and saddened to hear of Stephens death but I know that god has a special place in heaven for him. May god bring his blessings upon Jessica, Luke, Adam and you Diana.

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Harrison 2015

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Kansas State Fair 2018

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At Mom's surprise 60th birthday, that he planned almost entirely on his own!

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