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Obituary: Lonnie Hibbitts

Lonnie Hibbitts

Aug. 14, 1947 – Sept. 6, 2022

Lonnie Hibbitts, 75, of Vale, Oregon passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Ontario, Oregon.  

Lonnie was born Aug. 14, 1947, in Oneida, Kentucky, the son of Luther and Sophie Hibbitts. He was raised in Kentucky and Indiana, until the family moved to Oregon in 1959. Lonnie married Pamela Dentinger in 1975. 

 Lonnie worked various jobs at sawmills, farming and ranching until moving to Jamieson, Oregon, in 1972 when he went to work for Harada Farms. After the Haradas sold the farm and retired, the family moved to Vale in 1988 where he went to work for Malheur County as a heavy equipment mechanic. He worked for the county for 26 years, up until 2014, when he decided to retire and enjoy doing “whatever he wanted . . .