BANGOR – MSgt Donald Ellis Libby USAF Retired, went home to be with his Savior on Oct. 19, 2013. He was born March 7, 1931, and raised in Princeton, son of Charles W. and Viola (Andrews) Libby.
After graduation from high school he joined the USAF and served his country until June 1972 in places like Tuy Hoe Vietnam, Goose Bay Labrador Canada, Hahn Germany, Tripoli Libya and many more places. Upon retirement he joined his stepfather, Wade A. White, as an electrician’s helper and soon earned his master electricians license and upon the retirement of Wade the business became Libby Electric. Don was an active member of Columbia Street Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school, served as an usher, and was awarded Deacon Emeritus in March 2011 along with his longtime friend, Bill Tuck.
Don outlived three wives; his first love, Emma (Olson) in 1990; second, Fran (Fern) in 1996; and third, Barbara (Nado) in 2000. He is survived by a son, Donald and wife, Kathy, (Fowler) of Bangor; a son, the Rev. Ronald and wife, Connie (Burbeck), of Brewer; a daughter, Brenda Chapman and husband, Scott, of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Monika Page and husband, Steve, of Brewer, Heather Libby and Adrian of London, England, Jason Libby and Shelly of Bellevue, Neb., Jessica Bemis and husband, Jonathan, of Gray, Wyatt Libby and Amanda of Bellevue, Neb., Ashley Chapman of Mesa, Ariz., and Aaron Chapman and Sarah of Mesa, Ariz.; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings; a sister, Joyce Carle of Princeton and Florida; a brother, Charles Libby and wife, Marie, of Dallas; a brother, Eldon Libby and wife, Miriam, of Baileyville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of his life led by his son, the Rev. Ronald E. Libby, Pastor of Oceanville Baptist Church, Stonington, will be held 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to a time of fellowship and sharing at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, immediately following the service Monday. A private graveside service with military honors will be held Tuesday, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to remember Don in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 65 South Park St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.