BETHEL—Dr. Raymond Richard Tibbetts, 82, holder of the 55 and 50 years medals of honor from the Maine Medical Association, died Thursday at his home here. He had been ill since July.
Dr. Tibbetts was born in Palermo, Sept. 11, 1875, son of Woodbury and Cynthia Stevens Tibbetts. He married Pearl Evangeline Ashby of Presque Isle and had two children, Mrs. F. Barron Freeman, Ithaca, N.Y., and Miss Margaret Joy Tibbetts, employed by the State Department of the United States in foreign service, who was reported flying here Thursday night from Oslo, Sweden.
He was educated at Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield; Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton; Dr. Putnam's Private School, Washington, D.C., and Bowdoin College Medical School. For two years he was resident doctor at Maine General Hospital, Portland.
During World War I, he was a member of the Medical Corps two years, being stationed at Portsmouth Navy Yard.
Dr. Tibbetts was a member of West Parish Congregational Church; Bethel Lodge of Masons; Kora Temple, Mystic Shrine; American Legion for 25 years. He was president of the Bethel Library Association and a trustee of Gould Academy.
He was a member of the staffs of St. Louis Hospital, Berlin, N. H., and Rumford Community Hospital.
He leaves his widow, the two daughters, and three grandchildren.