|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1853|
San Bernardino County
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 1944|
Amanda's parents were William Alpheus Simmons and Mary Elizabeth Grover. She married James Lowery Sibbett Dec. 24, 1871 in Morgan Utah. They had 12 children.
Front page of the Soda Springs Sun dated Nov. 2, 1944 reads as follows:
GRAYS LAKE PIONEER LAID TO REST
Funeral services for Alameda A. Sibbett, 91, were held Tues. Oct. 31, in the Grays Lake Church under the direction of Bishop H. Delmar Schneider.
Invocation was rendered by Otto Petersen, followed by a duet, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" sung by Mrs. John Muir and Mrs. Herman Wakeman. W. W. Tingey gave a short history of Alameda Sibbett's life. A solo, "Wonderful Mother of Mine" was sung by Mrs. Rex Layland. Judge D.K. McLean, Soda Springs gave the funeral address. The last song, "Old Rugged Cross" was rendered by a woman's chorus from Wayan, after which Clarence Muir offered the benediction.
Bishop H. Delmar Schneider dedicated the grave. The pallbearers were all grandsons; Herman Wakeman, Russell, Lloyd, Cecil, Clyde and Roscoe Sibbett. To carry the many beautiful floral offerings, eleven granddaughters and five grand daughters-in- law acted as flower girls.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of E.D. Whitman, Soda Springs, Idaho.
After the funeral services, the Grays Lake Ward Relief Society served dinner to the relatives and out of town friends.
All the six living children of Almeda Sibbett were at the funeral services, as well as may more distant relatives to pay final tribute to this grand old pioneer.
Gray's Lake's oldest pioneer, Almeda A. Sibbett, died at the home early Saturday morning, Oct. 28, at the age of ninety-one years. She is survived by six children; Mrs. LaBelle H. Rose, Ogden, Utah, Mrs. Amanda A. Lincoln, Twin Falls, Idaho; Mrs. Della Wakeman, Mrs. Dulcie Corbett, Idaho Falls; Sam Sibbett, Wayan; Earl Sibbett, Soda Springs.
Besides her immediate family, she is survived by 39 grand children, 57 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
Almeda Simmons Sibbett was born Sept. 8, 1853, in San Bernardino, California. Later she moved with her parents, Mary and William Simmons, to Morgan County Utah, where she married James L. Sibbett, Dec. 24, 1871. To this union were born twelve children six of whom preceded their mother in death. In 1879, Almeda and James Sibbett moved to Auburn, Wyo., where they lived for three years.
In 1882, they made their final move to Grays Lake, Idaho, where they took up homestead land. Here "Pap and Mam" as they were known to all, lived on their homestead. Pap trapping for a living and Mam keeping house in a pioneer log cabin with a dirt floor and roof.
Whenever help was needed for the sick, Mam's horse and black topped buggy could be seen hurrying to the scene. She often boasted she brought more than ninety children into the world under the directions of the late Dr. Ellis Kackley.
Pap and Mam were a hard working couple and gradually their homestead grew into a prosperous ranch.
The two room log cabin stepped aside for a large, two story home, where they lived until their respective deaths. Pap, James L. Sibbett died on the 75th birthday June 22, 1922, following a sudden illness. Since his death, twenty two years ago. Mam-Almeda Sibbett, has carried on alone on the same place they homesteaded together. The past three years she has spent part of the time visiting at her various daughters' homes. Her last wish was fulfilled when she went peacefully to rest in her own home. Oct. 28, 1944. Thus ends the life of another never-to-be-forgotten pioneer of the old west.
William Alpheas Simmons (1826 - 1857)
Mary Elizabeth Grover Robison (1833 - 1921)
James Lowry Sibbett (1852 - 1922)*
Hugh Greenfield Sibbett (1872 - 1934)*
Amanda Almeda Sibbett Lincoln (1874 - 1959)*
James Lowery Sibbett (1876 - 1922)*
Harlow Edward Sibbett (1877 - 1914)*
Hannah LaBelle Sibbett Rose (1879 - 1963)*
Mary Adell Sibbett Wakeman (1881 - 1968)*
Samuel Alexander Sibbett (1883 - 1961)*
Bertha Sibbett Rowberry (1885 - 1939)*
Charles Elmer Sibbett (1889 - 1889)*
Johnie C Sibbett (1891 - 1892)*
Dulcie Ella Sibbett Corbett (1892 - 1984)*
Earl Elliot Sibbett (1898 - 1972)*
Mary Elizabeth Simmons Robison (1852 - 1930)*
Amanda Alameda Simmons Sibbett (1853 - 1944)
Thomas Grover Robison (1865 - 1866)**
Heber C Robison (1866 - 1938)**
Caroline Robison Hansen (1869 - 1931)**
Eliza Ann Robison Butler (1874 - 1942)**
Joel Grover Robison (1875 - 1964)**
Grays Lake Cemetery
Created by: Lisa Olorenshaw
Record added: Apr 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26051897