Brooklyn - Mass of the Resurrection for Mollie Tibbetts, age 20
of Brooklyn, will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 26, 2018
in the gymnasium of the BGM High School in Brooklyn with Bishop
Thomas R. Zinkula presiding and Fr. Corey Close as the Homilist.
The family will receive friends following the service for a
reception and continued fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be designated to
the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, mailed
in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa
50112. Memories and condolences may be shared with Mollie's
family online at www.smithfh.com.
Mollie Cecelia Tibbetts was born the daughter of Robert and
Laura (Calderwood) Tibbetts on May 8, 1998 in San Francisco,
California. She was raised in San Francisco and Brooklyn, Iowa
respectively and graduated from BGM High School in Brooklyn with
the class of 2017. She attended the University of Iowa in Iowa
City, Iowa and was majoring in psychology.
Mollie loved life. Her passion for it radiated from those
beautiful brown eyes and the smile that she was so quick to
share with everyone she met. She excelled in writing and speech
where she shared her thoughts on some very difficult and complex
subjects, mental health and self-esteem. Her talents were
rewarded when she was invited to perform them three years at the
Iowa All State competition. From her first musical appearance,
she was hooked on theatre and enjoyed acting in the school
plays. Mollie pushed herself in cross country and made running a
part of her everyday life. Children are also something Mollie
loved dearly. She began babysitting at an early age and worked
the last two summers at the GRMC Day Camp where the kids adored
her ability to make them laugh and the way she made them feel
love. She was attending the University of Iowa to become a child
psychologist to be able to work with children dealing with
mental health issues. Dance Marathon, choir and singing were
things she also loved participating in. But what Mollie did best
was making friends everywhere she went.
Mollie is survived by her father, Robert Tibbetts of Lafayette
and Fresno, California; her mother, Laura Calderwood of
Brooklyn, Iowa; two brothers Jacob and Scott Tibbetts of
Brooklyn; maternal grandparent, Judy Calderwood of Brooklyn.
Maternal family includes her Aunt Kim Calderwood and Chris
Sellers of Brooklyn, Uncle Erick Calderwood and Billie Jo
Calderwood of Brooklyn, and Aunt Deb Column-Calderwood of
Washington DC. Maternal cousins of Brooklyn include Morgan and
Christian Calderwood and Vaughn and Joseph Irlbeck. Also
included are Kelsie Sheets of Oskaloosa, IA and Kiegan Watts of
Altoona, IA, Gabe Sellers of Rochester, MN and Sammie Sellers of
Des Moines. Paternal aunts include Meg Tibbetts Williams of Des
Moines, Iowa, Julie Tibbetts Eaton and Jeff Eaton of Denver,
CO., Clare Tibbetts Faulkner and Matthew Faulkner of Long Beach,
CA, and Laurie Craig of Des Moines. Paternal nieces and nephews
along with families include Shaun Williams of Des Moines, Nicole
and Ryan Mikluscak and children Lily and Maeve of Omaha, NE.,
Jonathan and Brittany Eaton of Denver along with sons Patrick
and William, Annie and Brian Wagner along with daughter Margot
Maeve of Ann Arbor, MI., Joseph Faulkner of Brooklyn, NY, and
Emma Faulkner of Denver Colorado, Emily and Tim Heaston and
family Clare, Cate and Teddie, along with Jack Craig, all of Des
Moines. Also included are very much-loved step-mother, Kasey
Auston-Tibbetts and her children Mallory and Scott along with
grandchildren Zackeria Lovick and Pierce Carlson along with
their extended family members. Most importantly, Mollie is
survived by the love of her life, Dalton Jack and his family.
Mollie was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather,
Charles Calderwood; and paternal grandparents, Robert Tibbetts
and Clare Meng Tibbetts.
Published in Des Moines Register from Aug. 24 to Aug. 29, 2018