Larry and Janet Hibbert

Larry and Janet Hibbert to Celebrate

60th Wedding Anniversary

Larry and Janet Hibbert were married June 12, 1959 in the Salt Lake Temple and are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary with their friends and family.

During their early years of marriage they lived in La Grande & Bend Oregon, Logan & Granger Utah, Rexburg, and then settled down in Sugar City in 1969.

Larry earned his Ph.D. in Zoology with an emphasis in Parasitology at Utah State University and after a brief stint teaching at University of Utah, became a faculty member in the Biology Department at Ricks College from 1969-2000. While at Ricks College he initiated the gross anatomy program and was one of the first recipients of the Ricks College Distinguished Teaching Award on August 25, 1982. Larry spent two summer sessions studying human Parasitology at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and published the book “Parasites of Man: What Everyone Should Know,” a textbook used for teaching basic parasite awareness. He also served as an original board member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Association and through his efforts it was incorporated in the State of Idaho as a non-profit corporation.

Janet has served as a foster mother for 68 children and has been called as a primary president three times. She enjoys dolls and quilting and has always been there at the crossroads for her children. Janet and Larry love music and besides playing the piano together, have enjoyed singing with the Melodaires for 24 years.

Larry served an early mission to the Eastern States as well as two church health missions to Mexico and Guatemala. Together they have served missions to Tirana, Albania, a CES Mission to Bellingham, Washington, and a CES Mission to Bloomington, Indiana.

They are both active genealogists and Larry continues as the family researcher for several family organizations. They are the parents of seven children and their spouses. Larry (Carol Ann), Kurt (Tricia), JoAnn (Steve Peters), Monte (Farhana), Diane (Troy Chase), Beth (Fred Harper) and Carolyn (Jay Henman). They currently have 33 grandchildren and 16.8 great-grandchildren.