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Bryce A. Gribble was born in Ironwood, Michigan on August 18, 1933 to John Nicholas Gribble and LaRue Georgina (Lobb) Gribble and died at his home in Ely, Nevada on October 1, 2014.

After graduating from the Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Michigan he joined the United States Navy where he was assigned to an Airship (Blimp) unit in North Carolina.  Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy he attended the University of Minnesota at Duluth where he obtained his degree in fine arts and met his wife.

For the following three years he taught art and was the coach for the high school ski team in Schofield, Wisconsin.  The family then moved to Red Lodge, Montana where they ran the Ski Trail Inn until he accepted the White Pine County School District’s job offer to be their traveling art teacher.  During his tenure with the White Pine County School District he had the privilege of teaching students throughout the County including Ruth, McGill, Lane City, Lund, Baker, and the one room school houses in Cherry Creek and North Spring Valley.  He also taught in Garrison, Utah and later in his career East Ely Grade School and White Pine Middle School.  During the summer months he worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Hungry Horse, Montana.

Throughout his life he enjoyed skiing the slopes in California, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado along with riding motorcycles once the snow thawed.

Bryce A. Gribble is survived by his wife of 56 years Carol Ann (Apell) of Ely, Nevada, daughter Dahn Starr (Gribble) Puckett of Ely, Nevada, granddaughter Krystal LeAnn Puckett of LeHigh Acres, Florida, brother Jack Lobb Gribble (Mary Theresa) of Red Lodge, Montana, sister Jane LaRue Stripling (Burnell) of Menomonie, Wisconsin, sister-in-law Kathy Sue Apell (Dean Curtis) of Freeport, Florida, along with several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Dean Curtis Apell.

There will be no services and in lieu of flowers, please remember Bryce Gribble by enjoying a cup of coffee and a piece of pie…don’t forget the ice cream!