Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Bruce Sibert



Messenger Index, Emmett, Idaho

October 10, 2001

            Charles “Bruce” Sibert           

            Charles “Bruce” Sibert, 86, of Emmett, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2001 in a Boise Care Center, after a three year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2001 at the Presbyterian Church, located at 21 E. Third St. in Emmett. Rev. Elizabeth D. Beck will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at the Tekamah Cemetery in Tekamah, Nebraska.

            Bruce was born at Miller, Nebraska in a sod house that his parents homesteaded, to Charles F. and Lela (Tibbetts) Sibert on March 7, 1915, while a blizzard was raging.

            He went through the eighth grade in a country school located on his folk’s farm, and graduated from Miller High School in 1932.

            On February 10, 1945, he married Inez Ray at her parents’ home at Tekamah. The young couple made their home also at Tekamah. As a son and daughter joined the family, the Siberts farmed until 1960, when they moved to Caldwell, Idaho.

            Bruce enjoyed doing leather work, photography and gave a couple of slide shows at the Caldwell Library. He also took pleasure in counted cross-stitch and dancing, helping his wife set up the Jolly Time Dance Club. The loves of his life were horses and wood working, of which he filled their home with beautiful furniture. He was also an employee of the Emmett Irrigation District until he retired. He liked to travel and did so throughout Canada, Australia and most of the United States.

            Survivors include his wife, Inez; a daughter, Vicky Meyer of Meridian; a son, Bruce D. Sibert and wife, Marlene of Homedale; grandsons, Joe Sibert and wife, Kim of Kuna; Sam Sibert serving in the Navy, Gary Meyer and wife, Tatia of Orem, Utah; granddaughter, Sharon Cox and husband, Curtis of Florence, Montana and six great-grandchildren.

            Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lucille and husband, Bill Hannon, Jean and husband, Kenny Cool, Betty and husband, John Stork and a very dear friend, Carl Porter.

            Memorial contributions may be made in his name to, the Presbyterian Church in Emmett, Life Care Center of Treasure Valley in Boise or to Life’s Door’s Hospice.


Messenger Index, Emmett

March 27, 2002

            Inez Irene Sibert

            Inez Irene Sibert (nee Ray), 77, of Emmett, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, C. Bruce Sibert.

            Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2002 at the Presbyterian Church in Emmett under the direction of Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett.

            Inez was born in Tekamah, Nebraska March 30, 1924. She graduated high school there and married February 10, 1945. Inez had many talents. She was known affectionately in her community as the “Pie Lady.” Her cooking credits include “Best of Show” in the Gem County Fair. She was even known to bake 38 pies in one sitting! Inez and Bruce were fond of dancing. They knew many varieties and even originated the “Jolly Time” Dance Club which continues on today. They also loved to travel and enjoyed visiting Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and most of the United States. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was ordained as a deacon in February of this year. She was known to be a hard worker and could make any event more special with her touch. She will be truly missed.

            Survivors include children: Vicky Jean Meyer of Meridian; Bruce D. and Marlene Sibert of Meridian; sisters, Phyllis Ray Puffer, Dorothy Ray Goddard, Elaine Ray Ross; grandchildren, Gary Meyer, Sharon Meyer Cox, Sam Sibert, Joe Sibert and six great-grandchildren.