Lillian Bertha Greiwe was born
July 12, 1911 in
Houston, Texas. She died January 24, 1972. Other possible surname spellings:
Gaeive; Grewie; Greive; Griewie; Briewe.
When Lillian was four years old, her parents died and she was raised by the
She married Rev. Jordan Carl "Jessie" J.C. Hibbard, Sr.
in 1927. They both loved to dance and won several prizes for their dancing.
Soon after their marriage, J.C. became a Christian. God began to deal with
him to become a preacher of the Word of God, but J.C. was hesitant. He had
always said, "There are two things I don't want to be, and both of them are
When their first daughter, June Marie was born, she became ill with double
bronchial pneumonia. After a while of soul-searching and prayer, J.C. told
God that if He would heal June Marie that he would obey His call for him to
preach. June was healed and J.C. started preaching. J.C. and Lillian had a
good marriage for many years and three children were born to them,
June Marie Hibbard,
Rev. J.C. Hibbard, Jr. and
Rev. J.C. Hibbard, Sr. pastored in several places throughout Texas. God
finally led him to Dallas where he founded and became pastor of the Oak
Cliff Assembly Of God Church after a revival in Dallas by Amie Simple
McPhearson where many people had made decisions to follow Jesus. He later
established and built The Gospel Lighthouse
Church in Dallas. J.C. worked and sacrificed, but found little
time for anything but his ministry. Lillian had problems with this and other
stresses of his ministry and it eventually caused a split in their marriage
Lillian married Lawrence Edgar "Larry" Ash February 5, 1943. Larry
was born January 29, 1900 and was a
General Construction Superintendent with Foster-Wheeler Corporation. They
moved to several locations worldwide during their marriage including
England. They eventually settled in Downey, California and then later, after
Larry retired, they purchased and managed a ski resort in Big Bear Lake,
California called The Woodland Lodge. It consisted of log cabin cottages
where guests stayed during visits to the ski areas of Big Bear Lake.
Lillian was an extremely "classy" lady who loved sports cars and drove a
Jaguar convertible through the mountain roads of Big Bear at high speeds.
She was a terrific host and cook and had a high regard for proper etiquette,
including perfect dinner table settings for her family and quests.
They didn't own a television set. She said it was better to read a book or
sew than to watch TV. However, since she and Larry were both avid baseball
fans, they listened to various games on the radio regularly.
Larry died March 30, 1964 and Lillian moved to Dallas, Texas where she
worked in the banking industry. Later, she met and married Don Clark. They
lived in South Texas for many years. Lillian was buried at Bandera Cemetery,
Bandera, Texas. Her Social Security Number was 449-28-9430.