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William Dibert

Memorial services for William Hughes Dibert, formerly of Nevada City, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Jenks, Okla.

Mr. Dibert died Monday, March 11, after complications from a stroke.

He was born July 16, 1926, in Johnstown, Pa., to Harry and Carrie Dibert. He served in the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II.

He joined the ministry in 1958. He graduated from Grand Canyon College in Phoenix in 1963 and went on to pastor churches in Arizona and California for 25 years. He was pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Nevada City from 1971 to 1977. He also worked for KNCO radio as an account executive until 1980. He became a member of First Baptist Church in Jenks after he moved there in 2001.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary; sons Harry of Omaha, Neb., and Joseph of Sacramento; daughters Susan Carpenter of Jenks and Ruth Elliott of Fair Oaks; daughter-in-law, Kristine Dibert of Sacramento; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers Joseph Dibert and Charles Dibert; and son Bryan Dibert.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Howerton-Maben Scholarship Fund at Grand Canyon University, 3300 W. Camelback Road, P.O. Box 11097, Phoenix, AZ 85061-1097.

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