Obituary — Dina Lee Medeiros-Hibbs |

Obituary — Dina Lee Medeiros-Hibbs

Funeral and graveside services will take place Aug. 28 for Dina Lee Medeiros-Hibbs, who died Aug. 23, 2003.

She was a resident of South Lake Tahoe from 1972 to 1984. She found her niche and the love of her professional life, first with Lane Furniture then with Hickory Chair, where she earned the Rookie of the Year award. She inspired people with her energy and humor and had a huge following in the aerobic classes she taught for Spare Time Inc. She felt a special closeness with the members at Gold River Racquet Club and continued to teach as long as she was able. Her strength and determination was evident even after her resignation with Hickory Chair, when she acquired her license as a notary and work up to a few weeks before her death. In the last months of her life she traveled extensively. She spent two weeks in Mexico with her friend, Gloria, and made a second trip with her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Katy. She traveled to Chicago with her mother, aunt Jan and cousin Rhonda to see the Ophrah show. She traveled with her loving companion David to Hawaii and they joined her father and stepmother for the 4th of July at her beloved Lake Tahoe, where she enjoyed the fireworks display over the lake and danced to the music of Jimmy Buffet.

She left this world surrounded by those who loved her. Her mother was able to live with her and support her valiant efforts during her illness. She was a shining star whose personality lit up a room. Everyone who knew her will miss her laugh, her energy and pure devotion to all the people close to her.

She is survived by her mother, Darlene Medeiros; father and step-mother, Jim and Ronnah Medeiros; brothers, Jim Medeiros and John Medeiros; sister-in-law, Katy Medeiros; companion, David Brown; grandmother, Hazel Medeiros; husband, Drew Hibbs; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins; friends, Kim, Kyle, Heather, Darcy, Gloria; her dog, Winnie; and many others whose lives she touched.

Funeral and graveside services will begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 28 at George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, 2691 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, Calif.

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