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Cleve Merrill Dibble

March 26, 1948 ~ July 4, 2015 (age 67)
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Message from Larry West
July 7, 2015 9:33 AM


With love, Renetta West, Larry and Betsy West, Anna and Trent Teeples family, Cecily and Jon Cook family, Zach and Tiffany family, Caleb and Liz West

Message from Ken and Marion Stewart
July 7, 2015 10:06 AM

We have loved President Dibble as we know he has loved us.  He is a great example of the Savior and we appreciate his service to us and to our stake.  Sister Melanie Kimura sends her love, too.  May the Lord watch over you, Barbara, and your family.  With love, Ken and Marion Stewart
Message from Don and Brenda Mudgett
July 7, 2015 11:30 AM

Dearest Dibble Family,
    We regret that we will be out of town for Brother Dibble's services, but want you to know our hearts and prayers will be with you now, and in the days ahead.  We have the greatest love and appreciation for him and the wonderful man and leader that he was.  He has definitely impacted our lives in endless ways, and we wish to express our love and sympathy to all of you for the great loss that you must surely feel at his passing. He will be sorely missed and greatly revered by all who knew and loved him through the years. We thank you, Barbara, and all your family, for the outstanding example you have always been in your service  to so many, and it certainly reflects the the character and efforts of the  worthy father and mother you have been together. So thankful to know you and be touched by you in our lives.  God bless you.
all.         With our love and prayers,      Don and Brenda Mudgett and family
Message from Lisa Cox
July 7, 2015 11:56 AM

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Dibble Engineering.

From your friends at Dibble Engineering.

Message from Mary Lamb, Manager First National Bank
July 7, 2015 12:29 PM

All of us at First National Bank loved Cleve very much.  He was always such a ray of sunshine when he was in.  No matter your day, he always made it feel better.  We all had the pleasure of serving him in his financial needs in one way or another.  His treats of popping corn at Christmas was always a highlight and a delight to all.  What an amazing and generous individual.  We know first hand how he loved you, Barbara and all his children.  He will be sadly missed and leaves a hole in all our hearts.  We cherish the moments spent with him and are all blessed to have been a part of his life.
With love and saddened hearts,
Mary Lamb and the First National Bank Staff
Message from Deborah Ciesla
July 7, 2015 1:03 PM

Deepest sympathy & prayers for comfort to Barbara and the Dibble family.  
Cleve's smiling face and inpromptu Spanish lessons will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.  I am grateful to have been able to meet such an amazing man.  Love and hugs always, Debby
Message from Dan Davies
July 7, 2015 1:07 PM

One of the finest men I have ever known!  I am so grateful to have known this man of God.  My girls enjoyed buying pumpkins and popcorn from his farm!!
Message from Amy Hales
July 7, 2015 1:12 PM

Dear Dibble family,

We are completely heartbroken to hear of your loss.  Mr. Dibble was an exceptional educator and a wonderful, wonderful man.  I will never forget his last day of school at Kaysville Elementary and the tears he shed as the kids in my daughter's class sang to him as he made his rounds visiting each classroom individually to say "goodbye".  

He was so quick to offer praise to the students, even when they weren't behaving as they should.  I don't think any student ever doubted that he loved each of them.

I am so grateful to know that families are forever, and that you will see your beloved Cleve again.  Lots of prayers and love coming your way!

The Hales Family
Message from Chad & Holly Pendleton
July 7, 2015 3:19 PM

We love President Dibble so much.  He has had such an influence on our lives that will continue on in our children.
Thank you for sharing your Husband and Father with us as a stake.
Message from Jackie Taylor
July 7, 2015 4:24 PM

I am so sorry for you lose.  Cleve was a very special man.  I worked with him at Holt Elementary.  He helped me so much and changed my life.  I will be out of town and will be unable to attend the funeral.  I will always remember him in his farmers hat on Halloween, his smile and all his kind words.  I know that he is now at peace and out of pain and plowing the field of Heaven and helping others.
May he rest in peace.  Love Jackie
Message from Melanie Johnson O'Brien
July 7, 2015 4:30 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Families are together forever.
Message from Craig Bjorklund
July 7, 2015 5:05 PM

I always appreciated his guidance and counsel and friendship.
Craig Bjorklund
Message from Joy Bushman Bradley
July 7, 2015 5:48 PM

Mr. Dibble was such a kind caring man. He always seemed to really care about the welfare of those he came in contact with. I am so sorry to his family for his loss but grateful that because of the life he lead and the testimony he shared freely you are comforted by the fact that he is still alive and well just beyond the veil.
Message from Jen Killpack-Zion
July 7, 2015 6:28 PM

Dear Dibble family,

I'm so sorry to hear of Cleve's experience with cancer and now his death.  I a student at Layton High from 1989-1992. I always appreciated his warm smile and heartfelt advice.

I hold you in my heart and regret that I can't extend my condolences to you in person.
Message from Randy & Kari Boothe
July 7, 2015 6:35 PM

Words cannot express our sadness. Mr. Dibble was the Principal at Holt Elementary for all 3 of our kids. He was especially instrumental in helping our son Jake. He was bullied a lot and it was Mr. Dibble who helped us, and Jake, through this difficult time. We are forever indebted to him for his. In fact Jake told me after I let him know that without Mr. Dibble, he would not have graduated from school. He made a great impact on all our children. Our daughter Tifani cried at hearing the news. She remembers him always caring about how she was doing and knew her by name. She wasn't just a student number. He was a great man. We pray for your family to find strength and comfort at this difficult time.
Message from Lund Sparks
July 7, 2015 7:51 PM

To Kent and family,

It is with sadness that I express my condolences to you. Cleve was an extraordinary person. I remember him well, and Heaven is a better place with him there. My thoughts and prayers are with you----I always felt like a better person when I was in Cleve's presence. He will never be forgotten. I love the Dibble family.
Message from Mike Stewart
July 7, 2015 8:09 PM

I was very sad to hear of the passing of a great friend, mentor and example.  He touched my life for many years and I know that a special place is reserved for him in heaven.  When my father passed away, Cleve told me that my father was the salt of the earth.  That meant so much to me at that difficult time.  The same can be said of him.

With Love

Mike Stewart

Message from rodney washburn
July 7, 2015 8:21 PM

He was a good man and has a great family. My heart goes out to you all. I understand your loss and hope you can get throigh this.
Message from Steven Watts
July 7, 2015 9:34 PM

Cleve has been a life long friend.  We shared many adventures as young men and throughout our lives we also shared Church service opportunities that created many talking points. He has always been so good to my mother and father and a wonderful neighbor.
I have always loved Cleve and his goodness.  I will miss him, but I am confident there is something important for him to do that we will all see and understand when we arrive where he is now residing.
Message from Martha and Bob Whittle
July 7, 2015 9:39 PM

Cleve will be greatly missed.  He was two years older than I was, but he wfas President of the Davis High Seminay when I was a sophomore.  My Mother was Velma Hayes, and I grew up with the Dibble Family.  I always thought so much about the whole family and how wonderful that they all are.  Bob met Cleve when he went on his mission to Italy.  Bob was just entering the mission field as Cleve was getting ready to come home.  He was our Stake President for years and interviewed us when we wanted to be sealed in the Temple.  I knew his Mom and Dad and thought so highly of the whole family.  Just want to express our condollences and please remember that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Message from Rob and Sharon Jeppsen
July 7, 2015 11:35 PM

Our family has been touched deeply by the love your husband, father, and grandfather showed for each of us, just as the Saviour did, one by one.  Thank you for sharing him so generously.   The singing in our homes and in other venues, the potatoes and popcorn, his love of west Layton and the land, and his wise counsel over the pulpit and personally, are written on our hearts.  You are a wonderful family, all of you.  May Heavenly Father bless you when the inevitable loneliness follows.
Message from Bill and Teresa Olsen
July 8, 2015 2:08 AM

Thank you for all of your love and encouragement. We love the laughs because of your sense of humor. We appreciate your attentiveness to everyone. We have MANY fond and beautiful memories. We appreciate being able to interview with you as bishop and Stake President. You are missed. May our loving Heavenly Father bless your family at this time. We know you were called "home" to continue to serve from a spiritual perspective now, because that's what you do. Serve. You are among the humble and meek.
Our love, Bill and Teresa Olsen.
Message from Fiona Feickert
July 8, 2015 6:47 AM

My son Joshua started Kaysville Elementary in 2008, and really loved him. Favorite memory: Joshua loved that Mr. Dibble dressed up as Merlin for the Halloween parade of costumes! Wish I got a picture. (Joshua chose to be Merlin when they did the 2nd grade storybook convention, so he'd been particularly impressed I guess.) So glad for Mr. Dibble's love of the students on an individual level, and very impressed how many he knew by name. He always had good insight and input on Joshua's IEP meetings. So blessed to have been touched by his caring legacy!
Message from Elder and Sister Gabel
July 8, 2015 8:11 AM

Dear Sister Dibble and Family -

It was a great pleasure for us to have served under you during our Farmland Reserve Mission in Elberta, UT.  We loved that you made such an effort to come and have a zone conference with just one senior couple, us.  We still remember that lessons that were taught that day and for the big bag of potatoes that we came away with afterwards :).  What a special, kind, spiritual presence Elder Dibble was.  We know he continues to love and serve all those around him.  We look forward to the day we can meet again.  Our love and deepest sympathy to all of you.  

Sincerely, Elder and Sister Gabel
Message from Curtis and Karen Youngman
July 8, 2015 9:18 AM

Barbara and family, we were saddened to hear of the passing of Cleve, but we also know of the relief of pain and suffering that you all must feel.  Cleve was definitely one of the choicest men in our community and church. We appreciated his friendship and kindnesses.  We know, as do you, the joy the gospel brings at times like this.  The knowledge that we will be with our loved ones again and the peace that comes during these difficult times.  Our prayers are with you and your family to continue in the gospel always and that you will be supported during this loss by the spirit.
Message from Darryl Bond Denhalter
July 8, 2015 9:18 AM

I love this man. I worked with him professionally and on the stake High Council as he served as Stake President. I consider him to be among the very best of men whom I know personally. I'm so grateful for the understanding of eternal families and eternal life.
Message from Jody McKinlay
July 8, 2015 9:21 AM

I just wanted to let you know my prayers and thoughts are with the Dibble Family. I lost both of my parent to cancer and it is a difficult journey.

Cleve was a dear mentor / teacher / friend to me and I will always cherish my memories of him. He was first my Spanish teacher at Central Davis Jr. High and then a mentor at Layton High School. He even took time out of his busy schedule to attend my wedding. I remember how special that made me feel inside.

He was also a close friend of my dad's family as they grew up near the Dibble farm on Angel Street.  

He was a faithful servant of the Lord and I know we will be reunited once again someday.

Message from Tyler Coon
July 8, 2015 9:23 AM

What an honor to have known Elder Dibble. He mastered what few have: a  near-perfect blend of meekness and leadership. I have missed him since he left his role at Farmland Reserve, and even more now. I have no doubt that his family will feel peace and assurance of his eternal reward and their future reunion with him.
Message from Joan Ripley
July 8, 2015 9:25 AM

I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a man as President Dibble. His example, teachings, and kindness proved he was a man of God. He will be missed by my family and me. My prayers are with his wife and family.
Message from Shar Weight
July 8, 2015 10:56 AM

Dear Dibble Family:
    Words cannot express my sorrow for the loss of this great man!  His greatest legacy is his family and the incredible number of children he influenced through his teaching and his leadership.  He was a marvelous mentor to me and influenced my future.  My love and sympathy is extended to you.  Cleve was an amazing man of God and I am fortunate to have known him and his family.  All my love.  Shar Weight
Message from Beth King
July 8, 2015 11:07 AM

I first got to know Cleve as a farmer when I was working in the ASCS office on Gentile in the early 80's. He brought me a bag of the best-tasting potatoes I'd ever eaten! Then later, he had such a positive influence on my children while at Layton High. He was one of the finest individuals I've ever had a chance to know. My condolences to the family and may Heavenly Father help you all through this tender time.
Message from Kurt Cottrell
July 8, 2015 11:22 AM

I am sorry of the loss of such a great man. I was able to work with him for a few years in the schools and he was larger than life. He was a man of God and always lived his standards. I was blessed so many times by him.
May his family have peace at this time.
Message from Janet Howes
July 8, 2015 12:56 PM

Dear Barbara and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss.  Cleve was a great man!!  He was my principal for 11 of the 22 years I have taught, at Holt and then at Kaysville.  I always teased him that he followed me to Kaysville and I couldn't get rid of him!  What a great boss he was!  He was always so understanding and let me be a mom first and then a teacher!  We had many memories we shared of Italy, with my son, Matt serving there and later when we visited Italy.  I will always think of him when I think of Italy!  I will never forget when he kissed a pig at Holt, his Woody Halloween costume, being nervous to sit at the "High Council Table" in his office and all the kind and generous things he did for me and for our schools!!  I'm just so sad at his passing!  I guess he has things to do on the other side.  Sending love and prayers to you and your family!
Janet Howes
Message from Leanne and Mark Paulsen
July 8, 2015 1:00 PM

Cleve is such an amazing man and so very kind and loving!  We were fortunate to have him as the principal of Kaysville Elementary when our last child attended school there.  We loved the warm, loving, kind and caring way in which Cleve led the school.  We are so sorry he had to suffer with cancer.  May your whole family be blessed with peace and comfort from Heavenly Father as well as knowing how many people Cleve has helped to become better people.  We send our love and our prayers.  Paulsens
Message from Andy Schindler
July 8, 2015 2:42 PM

I am so saddened to hear of Mr. Dibble's passing.  He was my guidance counselor at Layton High School.  At the time, I need plenty of guidance.  He then became Vice-Principal where he still took time to be involved in my life, & help keep me guided.  Safe for me to say that, no teacher, or administrator, had a greater positive impact on my life during high school than Mr. Dibble.  I was so pleased when my sons were @ Holt Elementary & I met Mr. Dibble as the principal.  I was shocked that he remembered me, & so vividly.  I instantly felt my boys were in good hands.  

My sympathy to the Dibble family.  As great an educator as he was, I can only assume what an exceptional human being he was personally.  

Thanks Mr. Dibble.
Message from Bryce Bennett
July 8, 2015 3:01 PM

Dear Barbara and Family,
You were some of the first people we met when we moved to Layton in 1972, before your first baby was born. You were farming the Clyde Adams land that we bought to build Desarose. I sat next to Cleve as we served on the Layton Stake high council together. I have always had a high regard for him. His father, Ralph Dibble, performed the sealing of two of our children to us in the Ogden Temple. Due to my health issues, I am not able to attend the service. We are very saddened at Cleve's untimely death and pray that you'll have continued peace and comfort to sustain you during the coming years.
Love, Bryce & JoAnn Bennett
Message from Steven B. and Debbie Knecht
July 8, 2015 3:04 PM

Cleve has been a good friend and an associate for many years.  I have appreciated his friendship and leadership toward me and our family.  He lives in our memory as a great man, leader, and brother in the Gospel.
Message from Eric DeLong
July 8, 2015 4:27 PM

Without this man, I would not have been given the opportunity to teach.  Such a great presence, and a terrible loss.  My condolences go out to his family.  Take comfort in the light he brought while here, and that we shall all see him again.
Message from Natalie Goodwin
July 8, 2015 5:26 PM

Dear Barbara and family
I had the honor of meeting and taking care of Cleve as a nurse in the oncology clinic. He was an amazing man, who always was so pleasant no matter how he felt. I will always remember him. I was so glad to hear his stories of life on the farm and his love for his family. He will always have a special place in my heart. He will be missed by all of the staff at the clinic.
Love Natalie Goodwin
Message from Spencer & Joy Nordfelt
July 8, 2015 6:20 PM

Sorella Dibble & Family, I am so sorry for your loss.  I love President Dibble and I love your sweet, amazing family. He was way too young.  It breaks my heart that I am not able to come to the funeral because I will be at scout camp with my own children.  It was a joy to serve as a missionary with Presidente Dibble.  I often think about our time together there and remember the many lessons from him, Sorella Dibble and your family.  You all are such great examples to me and my family.  I was so impressed by your humility, dedication, service, and musical talents.  After the mission I still reached out to Presidente Dibble and asked him for advice about schools in the area and also asked him for advice about career choices.  I look up to him and respect him.  I consider it a great blessing to have so many wonderful memories with him and your family.  Thank you for all that you have done for me.
Love, Spencer & Joy Nordfelt
Message from Janine Duffey
July 8, 2015 8:09 PM

I am sorry for your loss.  Mr. Dibble was always smiling and he truly cared for everyone.
Message from Pat and Larry Fikstad
July 8, 2015 8:10 PM

Our thoughts are with Barbara and the entire Dibble family at this sad time.
Cleve was a wonderful and caring man.
Message from Tom & Kay Smith
July 9, 2015 4:07 AM

Brother Dibble's son David was an excellent missionary in Brazil when we also served there. The measure of the father can be expressed in his off-spring. In Elder David Dibble his father Cleve was well very well represented. We extend our condolences to all of his family.
Message from Craig Nelson
July 9, 2015 8:00 AM

My only association with Elder Dibble was 46 years ago in Florence, Italy as missionaries.  After having only served for approximately one year he was given the responsibility of assistant to the president, demonstrating his extraordinary leadership qualities.  Because Italy was a new mission there was no language training and missionaries got off the plane eager to serve but without any language skills.  He mastered the language and his dedication was exception. But after serving for about nine months as assistant to the president, he pleaded with the mission president to allow him to just be a missionary and let him serve the people. So for the last six months of his mission, he concentrated on sharing the gospel.
    I replaced Elder Dibble in the office and had but a few hours to exchange information and become acquainted with him.  His great character and dedication was an inspiration to every missionary he met. Everyone who knew him was a better person for doing so.  
Message from Dory Stevens
July 9, 2015 11:17 AM

Cleve was certainly a man with vision. I would visit his school due to a question he had about math curriculum and his staff. I loved to listen to his ideas because they were well thought out and much time had been put into his comments. I liked that he was well rounded about the world around him. He was certainly a model one should follow. Cleve truly had a heart-felt concern for every faculty member in his school. Cleve will be missed.
Message from Jason Newkirk
July 9, 2015 11:43 AM

So sorry to hear of Cleve's passing. He was an incredible man of God, and someone I looked up to. Always willing to go out of his way to shake your hand. I really appreciated President Dibble any time in contact with him. May God bless your family at this time and always.
Message from Loren Clark
July 9, 2015 2:07 PM

Dibble Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Cleve's passing. As a new elementary administrator, he was a sure example and person to whom many of us looked to for advice. As you know, Cleve was incredibly resourceful, friendly, hand helpful. We will all miss him greatly.

May the Spirit of the Lord be poured out in abundance to all of you- Barbara, all of the children, and grandchildren. I know that Cleve will be picking up right where he left off, and that he won't be far from any of you. I know that.
Love, Loren Clark
Message from Darcy Berndt
July 9, 2015 10:55 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. President Dibble was an amazing man. He was a great example to all those around him and truly showed love for everyone.  He was a great teacher to my two boys, Justin and Isaac, while working on the farm. They learned the true value of hard work and integrity. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Message from James B. Parker
July 10, 2015 3:03 AM

Our lose, Heavens Gain

A good and gentle man, in every way.

Jim Parker
Message from Jesse Fairbanks
July 10, 2015 6:52 AM

It is amazing how occasionally in life we have the blessing and opportunity to interact with special individuals even if for but a brief time, and yet the impact on our life is forever impactful. Brother and Sister Dibble you are amazing! I'm grateful to have had time to get to know you and I thank you for the impact you continue to have in my life. May the lord continue to bless and comfort your family at this time. With Love, Jesse Fairbanks
Message from Ann Brown Johnson
July 10, 2015 2:19 PM

To the Dibble Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. I have known the Dibble family many years through living in Layton and my grandparents Ez and Bessie Layton. Brother Dibble was a very kind and spriritual man. I told my Mom of his passing, she is living in St. George with my brother Kevin and his family.
                   Ann Brown Johnson and Pauline L. Brown
Message from Jennifer Winegar Ence
July 10, 2015 2:25 PM

So grateful to have been one of his students at Central Davis and then to have him as a counselor at Layton High. He was always so concerned and willing to help me in anyway. I will never forget his kind and caring heart.
He was a wonderful member of the community and a great friend to my entire family always showing love and support to us all.
His integrity and loving compassion for others is hard to come by. He will be greatly missed.
Jennifer Winegar Ence
Message from Joanne and Steve Hill
July 10, 2015 3:24 PM

Barbara and family,  
I worked with Cleve at Holt Elementary for his tenure there.  He hired me as the secretary when Ann Clark retired.  What a great man.  He loved the children.  He loved his family and was proud of each one.  He loved the gospel and shared some of his insights with me if the occasion arose.  I had the opportunity to visit Italy when my son was there on his mission and he told me of places to see.  Then he insisted that I pronounce Italian words correctly.  'Biscotti'  He was always trying to make everyone a better person.  
     Steve grew up in west Kaysville.  Part of the Hill clan on Angel Street.  He always thought a lot of Ralph Dibble.  
     I am so glad to have known Cleve and now to know some of his family, Barbara.  It has been hard on you to see him deteriorate, but you have been by his side as you always have been.  
     Love and peace to your family.  Joanne Hill
Message from Dave McMillan
July 10, 2015 4:54 PM

I always looked up to Cleve for the many Christlike attributes he possessed.  He was always very humble.  He had a genuine smile.  He seemed to always be focused on that which mattered most.  He and Barbara raised a wonderful family.  I will miss him.
Message from Galen and Annice NIxon
July 11, 2015 10:49 AM

"Behold a man in whom there is no guile"
Message from Ana M. Eldredge
July 11, 2015 10:50 AM

Dear Barbara and family,

So sorry to hear about Cleve's passing.  He was a great family man, friend, mentor, and example.  His influence for good will truly have an eternal impact.  May you find comfort in Christ's grace.
Blessings on all of you.

Ana Eldredge and family
Message from David, Leslie Barrett and family
July 11, 2015 12:17 PM

We are forever changed for having known him. We are eternally grateful.
Message from Daryl and Jen Crook
July 11, 2015 6:47 PM

Dearest Dibble Family,

Please accept our condolences in your loss.  Pres. Dibble was such a strong, quiet leader and mentor and touched our lives in so many ways, as so many Dibble family members have.  We are mindful of you at this time and have you in our prayers.

Daryl and Jen Crook
Message from Cory A. Kartchner and family
July 11, 2015 7:20 PM

Our prayers are with your family. President Dibble was a great man who gave more service to the Lord and to his others than anyone else I have known. He is already greatly missed.

The Kartchners
Message from Randy & Ann Sparks and Family
July 12, 2015 1:22 PM

To the Dibble family…Cleve was a year younger than me, but I remember him at Davis.  He was a great example to the student body.  I got to know him a little better during summer baseball.  That was a fun baseball team with Cleve there.  Even though I haven’t seen him since, several of my friends, who were in his stake, told me about how he cared and loved those he served.  He was man of great faith.  My family sends our love and condolences for the loss of a great man.
Message from Dominick Motta
July 12, 2015 4:59 PM

So sorry for your loss. Dominick Motta and family
Message from Kay Seamons
July 13, 2015 3:30 PM

Cleve was my first mentor when I started teaching at Clearfield High in 1978. I will always remember him as a kind man who genuinely cared for students and colleagues. The goodness that he spread through the world was as prolific as the green beans I remember him generously sharing. He will be missed.

Kay Seamons
Message from Kathleen Harris
July 14, 2015 8:18 AM

My husband and I moved to Layton in October 2007 and were privileged to have learn and be taught by President Dibble as he served as Stake President.  He personally came to our home to extend a Stake assignment as the Scribe for Patriarch Noel Flint.  I have served for almost six years and what a blessing this has been to me.  Thank you President Dibble for having faith in me as I accepted this assignment.  You are loved and will be missed and remembered for all of your service in and out of the Church.  "Well done thy good and faithful servant..."
Message from Buck Ekstrom
July 14, 2015 10:52 AM

Dear Mrs. Dibble,
My grandparents dearly loved your family.  Cleve came to visit grandma and grandpa in their declining years.  And grandpa loved having Kenny come and help with hay and the horses.
Personally, I have the highest regard for Cleve and his unwavering character and dedication to Jesus Christ.  He is truly a man of God.

Love, Buck Ekstrom
Message from Nathan Johns
July 15, 2015 1:08 PM

President Dibble,

How sad I was to hear the news just last night.  My heart is saddened to hear that the Lord lost another valiant servant.  I am truly grateful for the example of Presidente Dibble and his wife Barbara.  I remember making an instant connection with him during that first interview in Italy.  He seemed to be able to see right through me during those interviews and was able to work through the issues I was dealing with.  

I'll always remember his big eyes and his big smile and gentleness and kindness towards me.  May your hearts be filled with a knowledge of the love for each of you as you deal with this loss.

Nathan Johns
Message from Kristin Smedley Smith
July 16, 2015 1:10 PM

Dear Mary Ellen and Dibble Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful father.  He was someone I admired and appreciated the gentle kindness he used when interacting with others.  Though we haven't seen each other for years, you all remain in my thoughts and prayers at this tender time.  With love~ Kristin
Message from Brian and Connie Gough
July 16, 2015 4:16 PM

Cleve was a shining star in our class of 1966. He not only set an example of being a good student but more importantly was a wonderful example of being a good person. He alway exemplified Christlike qualities. His leadership, example, and loving personality are still an asset as he continues the work in another realm. We are grateful that our time here on earth coincided with his. Cleve will alway be held in high regard when we think of him and his life. Children and grandchildren would do well to follow his example. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
Message from Stephanie (Smedley) Larsen and family
July 17, 2015 10:05 AM

Merrill and family,

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear of this news! Although I haven't seen him for many years, I remember your Dad as a kind, gentle man.... with a big, warm smile. May the Spirit envelop your family with peace and comfort.
Message from Shawna (Larson) Gillen
July 22, 2015 8:02 PM

I participated in music programs with Emma Dibble in Junior high and knew Mr. Dibble as the counselor at Layton high.  He was kind, compassionate and a truly good man.  My mother passed away in 1996 due to Colon cancer and it was very hard.  I saw that Mr. Dibble had Pancreatic cancer and I felt very overwhelmed for what he and the family must have gone through.  I wanted to leave a message about what a positive impression he left on my life and I am sure on many other people's lives.  I am so sorry for your loss.
Message from Matt Newbold
September 5, 2015 11:25 PM

He was such a great man and a wonderful mission president. I am truly grateful to have served as a missionary under him. He will truly be missed.
Message from Lynette (VanDerWoude) Clemens
January 9, 2016 10:12 AM

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Dibble. He is one teacher I never forgot due to his caring nature and sense of humor. He was my Spanish teacher for two years in Jr. High and because of him I still remember all the words to "La Bamba" and "Des Colores". :-) I also was on a softball team with Emma in Elementary school and have fond memories of the entire family. No doubt Mr. Dibble touched so many lives and left a mark on many lives. He was a truly caring man.
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