George Dibb obituary
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George Dibb, a thoughtful observer and an active participant in the 20th Century, was born May 24, 1917, in East Cresent, Utah. He was the sixth of six sons of Tom Dibb and Margaret Beanland.
George died on Monday, April 23, 2001.
Raised and educated in Utah and New York, he served as a missionary in the Central States Mission. In 1943, he answered the call of his country, serving in the Army Air Corps.
He was married in 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple to Marjorie Gail Dreier, his devoted sweetheart.
Gifted in mathematics, he graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in electrical engineering and embarked on a career as an engineer for General Electric. He worked on the guidance systems for the nation's first generation of nuclear submarines and troubleshot the crawler balancing system on the mobile launch pad used at Cape Canaveral for the launching of Saturn V rockets for the U.S. space program. He subsequently joined the Nuclear Engineer Division of G.E. where he brought nuclear power plants on line in the United States, India, Japan and Switzerland.
Although professionally acquainted with the power of nuclear energy, he relied upon a higher power in joining with his wife to raise a family of six children, serving as a teacher, missionary and leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in many areas of the world.
Enriched by a lifelong love of music, he organized, sang in and led under his baton a variety of community and church choirs, large and small.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Pleasant Grove; six children, Roger A. Dibb, of Salt Lake City; Mrs. John (Carol) Buswell, of Wilmington, Delaware; Bruce L. Dibb, of Bountiful; Mrs. Ralph (Elaine) Alger, of Pleasant Grove; Mrs. Darrell (Celia) McCready, of West Jordan; and Eric T. Dibb of Paul, Idaho; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Walter Dibb, of St. George.
Funeral services will be held Friday, at noon, in the Timpanogos 7th Ward Chapel, at 400 East 520 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Mortuary, 300 East 494 South, Pleasant Grove; and the day of the service at the church from 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Published in the Deseret News, Thursday, April 26 2001