Archie Issiac Vibbard, 77, of Monmouth, died in Dallas on Thursday.
He was born in Ada, Okla., and grew up in Silverton. Growing up, he was very close to his “Granny,” Mary Vibbard. He lived in many places, including California, Arizona, Washington and Oregon.
He was married to Mae McKinnley in 1958. They had one son, Eugene Vibbard.
While living in Wittman, Ariz., he met Kathryn Joan Runyon. He married her in Las Vegas in April of 1987. He worked in construction for many years.
He and his wife Kathryn became apartment managers, where they won many awards over the years for their managerial excellence. He was a loyal and dedicated husband who cared for his wife as she fought cancer.
They both retired from apartment managing in Bend in 2005, moving to Lincoln City for retirement. He settled in Monmouth in 2006 to be closer to family after his wife died of cancer in 2005.
He listened to country music and enjoyed old Western movies, including his favorite, “El Dorado.” When he was younger, he played the guitar with family and friends.
He loved being outdoors, backyard barbecues, fishing, camping and exploring along the Oregon Coast. He collected Louis L’ Amour books, Archie comics, and remote-controlled cars.
He enjoyed landscaping, gardening, crossword puzzles and sudoku.
He loved visiting with family and teasing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Joan Vibbard; stepchildren, Terry Runyon and Kathy Cherry; grandchildren, Alvin Troub and Michael Runyon; brothers, Ken Vibbard and William Vibbard; and sister, Melba Hampton.
Survivors include his son, Eugene Vibbard; stepchildren, Laurie Runyon, Mary Runyon, and Michael S. Runyon; brother, Gene Vibbard; sister Wanda Vibbard; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and extended family.
Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled arrangements.
To send an online tribute: www.FarnstromMortuary.