Susan Winifred Stockwell Kibre Obituary, Death – Susan Winifred Stockwell Kibre passed away in Redwood City, CA. Sue was born in Loma Linda, CA to Norman and Helen Stockwell, the youngest of four children, and grew up in Redondo Beach, CA.
Sue played a great variety of musical instruments, joined school bands and church bell choirs, and eventually played in the Los Angeles All City Youth Orchestra. In high school she was on swim team, and was editor for the High Tide, the HS newspaper. Sue was a ham radio operator (callsign N6IDC), and volunteered in the 1984 L.A. Olympics, relaying the status of boat races by radio.
Sue spent the summer between her Junior and Senior years of high school as an exchange student and lived with a family in Panama. Sue graduated from Redondo High in 1987. In 1991 she got a BA from UC Santa Cruz, majoring in Latin American Studies, and spending a semester in Mexico. At UCSC she also met Nicholas Kibre whom she married in 1995. They welcomed Winifred Jane Kibre in 2000 and Nathan Rhys Kibre in 2008. The family settled in Redwood City, CA.
Sue was involved in many community activities, from leading her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, and later working with the GS regional council, helping plan Sunday school classes and children’s activities in her church, to sewing PPE for medical professionals when these were in short supply earl in the COVID pandemic. Most recently she became a trained volunteer of the San Mateo County Ombudsman program.
Sue is survived by her beloved husband and children, mother-in-law Virginia Kibre, her parents, siblings Sherry Lafferty (Randel), David (Esther), Walter (Emma) and many nephews, nieces, aunts, and uncles.
The memorial service will be at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City, 2124 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062, at 2:00 PM on May 21st.