In Memory

Steve Sibley

Sibley, Edward Stephen "Steve" A loving father, son and brother, he died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at age 58. He was a computer expert and salesman and owner of Advent Systems and worked at Turner Industries. He loved his family and especially enjoyed doing art with his son. He loved traveling and was always willing to help out a friend in need. He was a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Shreveport. He leaves behind a son, Patrick Sibley of Baton Rouge; father, H. Clay Sibley of Baton Rouge, sister, Carol Crawford of Phoenix; two nephews, Andrew Crawford of Phoenix and Brian Crawford of Portland, Ore.; and his beloved Suzanne Tarrant of Manchester, Mo. Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jane Sibley; grandparents, Walter and Rhuea Pregg; and his aunt, Winifred Felton. Steve will be dearly missed by his family and the many friends whose lives he touched along the way. A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. Len Woods, will be held at Comite Baptist Church, 12250 Greenwell Springs Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 or to a charity of choice. To send condolences to the family, contact

Published in from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2007

Provided by Karen Lyerla

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03/27/16 12:38 PM #1    

Suzanne Caston (Topham-Tarrant)

Steve and I were in school together from 8th grade at Broadmoor through West graduation. We were boyfriend and girlfriend for a significant amount of that time. It was rocky and we went our separate ways before graduation. We both married, actually on the same day at the same time. In 2005, long after our respective marriages had ended, we reconnected. It was some kind of surreal wonderful. But this was not to be. He died suddenly in January 2007. Here we are on the courtyard of his house in Baton Rouge.


11/08/16 10:10 AM #2    

Roger Bruning

Those who knew Steve may appreciate this story.  Especially if you knew how thick his southern accent was when he first came to the Midwest and Broadmoor junior high.  I remember first meeting him in Miss Schick's 7th grade unified studies class.  I may be wrong, it might have been Mr. Lage's 8th grade class. Having never traveled much beyond my midwest roots, I found his strong southern accent amusing.  When the teacher first called his name, she pronounced it "S- long i-bley".  Steve spoke up to say "it was pronounced S-short i-b-l-e-y. Each letter was drawn out with a strong southern drawal.  I could demontrate the moment if any one cares to hear.  Steve, Ralph Topham and I were close friends throughout junior high.  I lost track of Steve or we just grew apart, I don't know, but for a time our lives came together leaving very strong memories.  Suzanne, I am happy that you were able to connect again.  Seldom do we get the chance or maybe we fail to take the opportunity when it presents itself.

04/03/17 08:53 AM #3    

Paul Jorgensen

I was in class with Steve at Broadmoor. He was a very smart, funny guy. We would sit in the back of Mr. Roberts algebra class and smart off...until we got moved to the front row. Irreverance is an admirable attribute. I'm sorry we lost him so early.

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