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Independent Journal
Wednesday, May 14, 1986

Harrison Dibblee Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ross for Harrison Dibblee Jr., a longtime Ross resident and descendant of a pioneer Marin family.

Mr. Dibblee, who was 86, died Monday at his home in Ross after being in failing health for the past year.

He was born in Grass Valley and grew up in San Rafael. His father and grandfather had grown up in Ross. Their property now is the location of the Katharine Branson School. The Dibblee family had come to San Francisco in 1850 and to Ross in 1865.

Mr. Dibblee was educated at Groton School in Massachusetts and at Harvard University. After graduating from the university, he returned to California and entered the securities business.

He was associated with the investment counseling firm of Eaton and Howard in San Francisco from 1929 to 1965, when he retired.

Mr. Dibblee was a member of the Lagunitas Club in Ross and the University Club in San Francisco. He also was interested in local history and belonged to the Ross Historical Society.

After his retirement, he founded and was president of a group called the “Loosely Drawn Luncheon Club.” He also enjoyed painting during his retirement years.

Mr. Dibblee is survived by his wife, Katherine, of the family home; one daughter, Katherine Kirkham of San Francisco; three sons, Benjamin H. Dibblee II of Orinda, Ian F. Dibblee of Fountain Valley and Thomas L. Dibblee of Kentfield; his brother, Albert Dibblee of Merced; and nine grandchildren.

The family prefers memorial donations to Hospice of Marin.

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