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1811 NE 16th Ave #A
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-675-3447
Fax: 360-682-2359
Claudia Libbey

Claudia Dee Libbey

Friday, August 30th, 1940 - Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Claudia Dee Libbey (79) passed away peacefully on October 18th after a 3-year courageous battle with acute Myloid Leukemia with her husband by her side.

She was born to Margurite Lucille (Deckwa) and Clyde Herbert Willey in her Great Aunt’s log cabin on North Whidbey Island, Washington. She joined her two-year-old sister Kathleen on the family farm in Crescent Harbor. In 1942, when the U.S. Navy purchased the farm, the family along with her Grandparents (Clyde and Hazel Willey) moved to Grants Pass, Oregon to farmland bordered by the Rouge and Applegate Rivers. She began her formal education at the Jerome Prairie School. While attending 3rd grade the family moved to Albany, Oregon for a short while. The family purchased another farm on Whidbey Island and relocated back to the Oak Harbor area where she continued her education. She graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1958.

Claudia met her future husband, George Libbey, while in high school and they were married on September 20, 1958. They had just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Together they raised three children (Joseph, Carl, and Mary) in Oak Harbor where George was a teacher.

Once the children were in school, Claudia began a career as a Teacher’s Aide at Olympic View Elementary and Broadview Elementary schools retiring after 25 years of service.

Together the family spent many hours camping, fishing, hunting, and skiing. After their retirements, Claudia and George enjoyed travelling and camping. Their favorite places were Alaska and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Claudia and George continued to RV in the Pacific Northwest until her condition worsened and no longer allowed for travelling. They also owned property on the Sauk River in Skagit County and loved spending time there year-round. On their many travels, Claudia was always taking pictures, with wildflowers and wildlife her favorite subjects. She often used these photographs to make handmade greeting cards. She was a handcrafter making many beautiful items for display and gifts. Claudia was an excellent seamstress and also loved to knit and crochet.

In 1996 she joined the Whidbey Island Chapter of the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington. In the local chapter she held the offices of Trustee, Librarian, and President. At the state level she was the Custodian, 1st Vice President, and President.

Claudia is survived by her husband George; children Joe and Jenn Libbey of Marysville, Carl Libbey of Mount Vernon, and Mary and Chris Hardin of Tetonia, Idaho; and grandchildren Stephen Libbey, Sarah (Garrett) Aries, Mark (Sarah) Hardin, and Rachel (Trevor) Jobst.

She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Margurite Willey and in-laws Calvin and Anne Libbey.
We would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Island Hospital’s Merle Cancer Care Center for the care and support they provided over the past year.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Claudia Libbey to the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington, Whidbey Island Chapter #6 (PO BOX 923, Coupeville, WA 98239, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org), or American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).

A Memorial Service and reception honoring and remembering Claudia’s life will be held at Wallin Funeral Home, 1811 Ne 16th Avenue (W. Cemetery Road), Oak Harbor, Washington on Friday, November 1st at 1:00 pm.
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  • Service

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC
    Address
    1811 NE 16th Ave
    OAK HARBOR, WA 98277
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  • Interment

    Location
    Maple Leaf Cemetery
    Address
    1961 NE 16th Ave
    OAK HARBOR, WA 98277
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