Dorothy Elizabeth Tibbits

June 6, 1921November 29, 2019

Dorothy Elizabeth Tibbits, age 98, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona. She was born June 6, 1921, in Chicago, to Edwin and Helen Pearson. She was a 1939 graduate of Harper High School and worked for a time at Allbright-Nell Company. She married R. Donald Tibbits on June 28, 1941 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Chicago. Dorothy was primarily a homemaker, but volunteered through many church and school causes and events. Her hobbies included swimming, sewing, cooking, entertaining, reading, crossword puzzles and playing board games. She always appeared and acted younger than her years and was dearly loved by all of her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Richard Tibbits (Chrissa) Barbara Paymaster (Paul) Sheri Aiello (Steve) and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family, friends, and others whose lives were touched by Dorothy are invited to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1212 East Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, at 2 pm Thursday, December 5th to celebrate her life.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019


Dorothy Elizabeth Tibbits

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Kay Dingman

December 5, 2019

Dorothy will always be remembered as a lovely lady and a special and dear friend. I will never forget the entertaining, meals, and cards we played, as well as the games she taught us. I miss her but know she is with the Lord. She loved to laugh and be around people.
Blessing on the family and friends. Kay

vickie o'neil

December 4, 2019

To the Tibbits family, very sorry to hear of your loss, Dorothy was truly a delightful lady & a lovely person. After my husband Pat passed away, & then John, we shared many coversations about widow hood & dogs. I attended her church several times at her urging. I miss her smile & her laugh.