Daniel “Dhel” Hibbard passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital/Long Term Care in Heppner, Oregon, after two battles with cancer.

He was born February 13, 1951, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon, to James E. “Slim” Hibbard and Minnie L. Wood Hibbard. He was raised and educated in Pendleton.

He was married and divorced twice.

He is survived by his brother George “Levi” Hibbard; nieces Christy L. Munden of Pasco, Wash., and Kelly J. Buche of Electric City, Wash.; many cousins and relatives in Oregon, Washington and Texas; and trusted and admired friends Alan and Sherie Gregory of Heppner, Ore., Buz and Stacy Wainwright of Heppner, Ore., Bart and Jessica Lentz of Heppner, Ore., Tommy Lentz of Pasco, Wash., and many, many more.

He was predeceased by his father James, his mother Minnie, both sets of grandparents, other cousins and many friends.

A special donation account has been set up at Bank of Eastern Oregon, Heppner, to help cover all expenses. Contributions may be sent directly or in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online condolence book at www.BurnsMortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.

At his request no funeral will be held in Heppner. Disposition was by cremation and a graveside inurnment service will be held March 4, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, Oregon.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to all the doctors, hospitalists, nurses and friends for all the love and comfort they have given Dhel over this tragic six years, and death.

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