Our beloved husband, father and friend.
Dick Tibbetts
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 21, 1930
  • Place of birth:
    Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 13, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
Please Join Us in Celebrating the Life of Dick Tibbetts, Beloved Husband, Father, Friend.

This memorial website has been created to honor and celebrate the life of Dick Tibbetts and to honor and celebrate all the family and friends who helped fill Dick's life with joy, love and laughter. 

We encourage you to share your stories, photos and tributes, allowing this memorial to be a reflection of all the joy, love and laughter Dick brought into all our lives.

A beloved husband, father and grandfather Dick passed peacefully, in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by family and close friends. 

Dick will be forever remembered for his charismatic personality and genuine desire to uplift and inspire those around him. Always ready with a smile and a passion to serve, Dick loved life and lived his in a big way. A friend to all and a stranger to no one, his kindness and generosity had no limits. Dick passed from this world as graciously as he lived his life, making everyone laugh and with a heart filled with love. His joyful presence will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.

There will be a memorial service at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe, on Saturday, January 2nd, at 11:00am. 

Dick is survived by his beloved wife: Carole, four children; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Should you wish to make a memorial donation in Dick's honor, our family has designated Glennwood Housing Foundation. Glennwood was founded by Dick's son, Randy Larson, and is home to his grandson, Trevor Larson. Donations can be sent to: 
Glennwood Housing Foundation, 2130 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 or at www.glennwoodhousing.org.



Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Debbie McCauley on 2nd January 2016

"Carole, I'm so sorry for your loss.  Dick was a wonderful man who was always friendly, kind, professional and helpful if you needed anything.  I enjoyed running into him here and there in my real estate world.  He was always a ray of sunshine and such a gem."

This tribute was added by Nancy Layne on 29th December 2015

"I met Dick in 1988, when I first started working in Rancho Santa Fe real estate, and a nicer, more generous and genuine man would be difficult to find. He and I spent many a caravan swapping stories and tips, along with career advice and guidance. He's one of the reasons I work on the Professional Standards board on Ethics hearings. He was always a joy to be around, and would always greet me with a warm and cheerful hello. What a wonderful smile, what a wonderful man."

This tribute was added by Mary Heon on 9th December 2015

"Such a lovely man. Will always remember his incredible smile and pure joy. Carole so sorry for your loss. What a gentleman your groom... Dick was among the best in the business .. always fair, kind and a sheer delight to work with. He will be missed by his friends and family & by the entire community. I'll miss running into you both at the post office or grocery store and Dick "trying to stay out of trouble" greeting with that sweet smile of his. Gosh how he loved his family. You're all in our thoughts & prayers."

This tribute was added by Erica Tibbetts on 1st December 2015

"There are truly no words to express the deep love and affection that I have for my father. I will simply say that he lit up my life with joy and laughter. His greatest gift was how he lead by example, teaching us all about compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love. I am forever grateful, I love you Dad."

This tribute was added by Matthew Miller on 30th November 2015

"The joy with which Dick moved through life was an inspiration. A sharp whit and a man of the people, he brought smiles to both friends and soon-to-be-friends alike. He welcomed me into his family and I will forever be grateful."

This tribute was added by Jack Giacomini on 28th November 2015

"Dick was my best friend, confidant, coach, and inspiration of what it meant to be a gentleman. A friend to all, there in time of need, gene rouse to a fault. I will miss my friend. Jack"

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