It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Dean Hibbeln announces his passing on Friday, December 29th 2017, at the age of 60 years. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Michael will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 38 years, Carolyn, his daughter Heather (Tim), son Chris (Brett), his sister Donna (Doug), his brothers Curtis (Twila) and Randy (Ronda), nieces and nephews, and extended family and dear friends. Born January 23rd 1957 in La Grande, Oregon, the family relocated to Northern California shortly after. He graduated from Anderson Valley High school in 1975, where he was very active in sports. He married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn, in 1979, and his 2 children were born within 6 years of their union. A saw filer by trade, he loved hunting, camping and fishing almost as much as he loved spending time with his friends and family. He and his family relocated to Idaho in 1993, where they made lifelong friends. Upon their return to California, they moved to Placerville, where they spent the last 21 years. Mike continued to hunt and fish in the area surrounding their beautiful mountain home, where he also discovered his passion for gold panning. Mike would spend his days spoiling his dogs, Katie and Angie, and spending time with his family. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Alta Hibbeln, his grandparents Lawrence and Iris Hibbeln, and William and Ethel Rose. A celebration of life will be held on January 13th, 2018 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, CA, at 1:00 pm.
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