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Ethel Mae Kibel (Willey)

July 5, 1943 — July 14, 2019

Ethel Mae Kibel, 76, passed away on July 14th, 2019 with her family by her side in her home in Montrose Colorado after a five-year battle against cancer. Celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18th at Crippin Funeral Home in Montrose, A graveside service will be held at the Cortez City Cemetery in Cortez Colorado on Friday, July 19th at 2pm.

Ethel was born on July 5th, 1943 in Denver Colorado to Russell and Lillie Willey. She was joined in marriage to Robert F. Kibel on June 18th, 1960 in Cahone, Colorado. Most of her time was spent raising her two children while Robert worked on the railroad in Washington. After retiring, the couple moved to Montrose in 2003.  Ethel enjoyed crocheting, crafts, and bowling on leagues.

Ethel is survived by her husband, Robert Kibel of Montrose Colorado; son, Darrel Kibel of Seattle Washington; daughter and spouse, Penny and Eric Goodwin of Irrigon Oregon; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Ethel was loved by many and will be missed greatly.

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