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Adelaide Van Bibber
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 • Posted June 15, 2011

Adelaide Helen (Becky) Saladino Van Bibber, 87, of San Antonio and Fredericksburg, TX, was called Home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday June 9, 2011. She was born May 16, 1924, and was raised in San Antonio by her beloved parents Antonio P. and Jennie R. Saladino and Aunt Mamie Lozano, and was schooled by the Nuns she always considered as family at Ursuline Academy. She married the love of her life Richard J. Van Bibber on April 15, 1946; it was the classic tale of the lady of the arts and Colorado cowboy, and their vastly different backgrounds complimented the many adventures they shared across the country. Having been an “only child”, her greatest joy was her five children. She enjoyed several careers in the secretarial field from oil and gas, military relocation estimate and coordination, to medical secretary, and was the first admissions clerk at the new Hill Country Memorial Hospital. After her husband died she returned to Fredericksburg and enjoyed another nine years in retirement. Becky made many true friends over the years that she held so dear to her heart, each in a special place. She was loyal, protective, trusting, generous, a bit sassy and her heart knew no boundary. It was our honor to have been blessed so many years with this joyous Child of God, our Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, and Friend, and she will be sorely missed. Survivors: Chuck Van Bibber and wife Deborah, Kate Kothmann and husband Jerry, Bill Van Bibber, Jeannie Jensen and husband Kim, and Danny Fridell and wife Gail; grandchildren, Candice, Erick, Kelsi and Kristi; great-grandchildren, Zack and Zoe. She was preceded in death by her parents, and aunt, her husband, and her son Chris. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Porter Loring on McCullough.The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 20, 2011, 1:00 p.m. in the Porter Loring Chapel, Chaplain William Karlson officiating. Her favorite charity is The American Cancer Society or honor your charity of choice. Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements with Porter Loring, San Antonio.

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