Henry Nelson Tibbetts ’34

Henry Nelson Tibbetts ’34 died on January 6, 2006, in Seattle, Washington.

Born on March 26, 1912, in Steep Falls, he prepared for college at Mount Vernon High School and Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1934, he was a meter reader with the Central Maine Power Company in Lewiston until 1937, when he became a cottage attendant at the Maine State School for Boys in South Portland. In 1941, he became an aircraft loftsman with Vought- Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford, CT. In 1949, he joined the Boeing Company in Seattle, where he worked as a template layout man, a tool engineer, a tool and production planner, a research analyst, and an industrial engineer. After 21 years with Boeing, he became a labor market research analyst with the state of Washington. He retired in 1978. He was married in 1942 to Lucille Goodrich, who died in 1973, and is survived by a son, Brian Tibbetts of Anacortes, WA; a sister, Mary T. Kelly of Fairfax, VA; and a grandson.