Mary Dibert |

Mary Dibert

Memorial services for Mary A. Dibert of The Woodlands, Texas, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at First Baptist Church in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Dibert died Friday, Feb. 25, in Houston, Texas, after complications from congestive heart failure. She was 78.

She was born May 11, 1926, to G. Scott and Etta M. Hissong in Windber, Pa. She graduated from Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1947. She married William H. Dibert in 1949. She worked alongside her husband in the ministry as a pastor’s wife for 25 years. She moved to Nevada City in 1972, with her family and worked as the Director of Nurses for several area convalescent homes. After retiring in the late 1970s, she became active in Tole painting and the local Craft Guild. In 1999 they moved to live with her daughter, Susan’s family.

She is survived by sister, Margaret Gray of Lewistown, Ill.; sons Harry of Omaha, Neb., and Joseph of Sacramento; daughters Susan Carpenter of The Woodlands, Texas, and Ruth Elliott of Fair Oaks; three daughters-in-laws; one son-in-law; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents G. Scott and Etta M. Hissong; brother, George Hissong; son, Bryan Dibert; and husband of 52 years, William H. Dibert.

Memorial contributions may be made to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77030-4123, or First Baptist Church, 1866 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, 95945.

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