Obituary: Dr. Charles “Chuck” P. Hibler

Dr. Charles “Chuck” P. Hibler, 85, passed away April 14, 2016.

Chuck was born in Austin, Texas to Mason and Gladys Hibler and grew up in New Mexico. He received his master’s degree from Utah State University and his doctorate degree from Colorado State University. He worked at CSU for 21 years, where he was a professor of parasitology and director of the Wildlife Disease Center. Chuck was very proud of his service in the Navy during the Korean War. He enjoyed wildlife and the environment, hiking, fishing, cooking, and his dogs. He loved living in Rist Canyon in the log home he built himself.

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Chuck married Dr. Barb Powers on June 30, 1986 at the Danforth Chapel at CSU. She survives him. He is also survived by his children: Jim (Lynn) Hibler, Dean (Rhonda) Hibler, Randy (Lollian) Hibler, Leah (Ron) Powers and Greg (Lori) Hibler; grandchildren: Terese, Jake, Ellie, Peter, Jake, Julie, Joe, Felicia, Jordan, Jared, Falon and Stephanie; brother Kinnard “Bud” (Kay) Hibler; and sister Joyce Burnett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship has been created in Dr. Hibler’s name. Please make checks payable to CSU Foundation and reference The Charles P. Hibler Memorial Scholarship in Wildlife Studies in the memo space. Send contributions to: CSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522. Please visit Chuck’s online memorial at