Harold Arden Bybee

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Harold Arden Bybee, affectionately called son, brother, father, uncle, grandpa and Pete, passed away Monday April 9, 2018 with his faithful companion, Manning, by his side.

Harold began his journey in life on Oct. 18, 1944. All the important stuff happened in the little dash between Oct. 18, 1944 and April 9, 2018.

Harold grew up in Glenns Ferry, with his parents and three brothers. He travelled the world while in the Navy and spoke multiple foreign languages to include Russian and Polish! He was a Veteran and belonged to the Masons and the Moose Lodge.

His quirky wit and personality seep out of the pages of the journals he kept in his younger years and his passion for gardening can still be seen sprouting in his backyard.

His list of accomplishments is far longer than we have room to write. He was a journalist, fire fighter, teacher, musician, fisherman, asparagus hunter, linguist, electrician, and so much more.

Harold was so much, but mostly, he is loved by so many and he is gone far too soon.

He is survived by his children, Boni Boutelle, Sheri Goad, Teri Jinkins, Christopher Bybee and Tina Moore, as well as 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Darryl and Robert Bybee and his faithful four-legged companion, Manning.

On July 11, 1975, Harold wrote in his journal after attending a funeral at Arlington Cemetery, “Why are we so sad at the most important and greatest time in a person’s mortal time, when he sheds the mortal body and goes to heaven and paradise where we all hope to go…We should be glad he is with God.”

Fair winds and following seas, Harold! We will see you soon.

Cremation was under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.