Dr. Larry N. Vibber -- Feb. 28, 1933 - July 25, 2009

Dr. Larry N. Vibber, 76, longtime Fowler educator, died at his home on Saturday, July 25, 2009. Even though he had been in failing health for some time, his death came as a shock to the community. He was born on Feb. 28, 1933 in Yuma County, the son of Nelson and Hilda Mahoney Vibber.

Dr. Vibber is survived by his wife Joan (Druley) Vibber who he married on Dec. 23, 1956 in Denver, son Lt. W. Greg. A. (Elora) Vibber of Blythwood, S.C., Alex Vibber and daughter, Leslie (Chris) Clemensen and granddaughters Rachel and Lindsey Clemensen of Parker; sisters, Maxine Reckard of Casa Grande, Ariz., Sandra Nelson of Benkleman, Neb., and foster daughter, Denise (Derek) Oxley and sons, James and Michael Oxley of Holts-Summit, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Meredith Lynn Clemensen, brother Jerry Hansen, sister Dee Hansen.

Dr. Vibber came to Fowler in 1962 after serving in Sugar City as a superintendent. Dr. Vibber has served the community over 47 years. He has the distinction as being the longest serving public school's superintendent in the nation.

Viewing and visitations will be on Wednesday and Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Griffy Family Funeral Home. A public memorial service will be held at the Fowler High School Gym on Saturday, Aug.1, 2009 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Josephson of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Following the services, he will be cremated as per his wishes.  

Griffy Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

There will be a private service at the Lutheran church on Friday for family and school personnel only. The main funeral services will be the memorial services at the High School Gym Saturday Aug. 1, 2009 at 1p.m.