CHARLES WILLIAMS "TOAD" TIBBELS, 76 of Ranger, TX,
passed away June 9, 2016 in Eastland, TX, with burial
at the Bullock Cemetery near Ranger.
Mr. Tibbels was born Aug. 17, 1939 in Ranger to Fred
Tibbels & Jewel Smith Tibbels (RJC-Faculty). Charles
graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1957
& attended Ranger Jr. College. He married Betty Napier
in Aug. of 1963 at Ranger. He served in the Army
Reserves & was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors at the time of his death include his wife,
Betty; a son, Sherman W. Tibbels and wife Lori; a
daughter, Lesley Boelter and husband Allen; a brother,
Harris Russell “Pete” Tibbels (RHS-1956) and wife Kay
King (RHS-1958); 2 sisters, Billie Joe Newman and
husband Jack, and Sandra Tibbels Welch (RHS-1964);
and 2 grandchildren, Carolina & Jacob Boelter.
WIFE: BETTY LOIS NAPIER TIBBELS of Ranger, TX passed
away April 6, 2022, with burial in Bullock Cemetery
Betty was born on Dec. 26 1940, in Lone Pine, CA to
R.L. & Ruth (Hall) Napier. Betty shared her birth
year with her older sister Norma Jean Napier Jacoby
who was born Feb. 4th. She attended school in Olden,
TX where she played tennis and basketball.
The three "Napier Girls" Norma, Betty and Verna
remained extremely close their entire lives and
missed each other greatly at each other’s passing.
Some of Betty's favorite childhood memories include
jumping on the bed with her sisters, working on
their Aunt Maybel's vegetable farm with her family
and playing sports. She married the love of her
life Charles "Toad" Tibbels August 17, 1963. They
were married on Toad's birthday so that he would
not forget their anniversary. They were happily
married until his passing in 2016 just months
before their 53rd anniversary. Betty was a very
loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She
enjoyed the cattle they raised but always admitted
her head chute skills were not the best. In her
last hours she was dreaming of gathering cattle
in the lot, always fond memories for her.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents R.L.&
Ruth Napier;husband Charles Tibbels; sisters Norma
Jacoby and Verna Gailey.
She is survived by her children, Sherman Tibbels,
Lesley Boelter and husband Allen; grandchildren
Carolina and Jacob Boelter.