Sunday, October 11, 2009


I don't know if you and I have met before, but I was at UA from 68-72 and I knew Jesse Pribbenow very well. I appreciate you letting everyone on the Chukker list know about his death. I am sending you a photo for your blog. It was scanned from the Corolla (I think 1971).

His friends are sponsoring a web guestbook at for people to sign:

I'd appreciate it if you could post this to your blog.


Janet Stevenson
The Dunwoody Jazz Society is now on Facebook!

Jesse Marvin Pribbenow died in Dothan(a.k.a. Dusty LaMont)

Friday, Oct 09, 2009

Jesse Marvin Pribbenow died in Dothan in the early morning hours of Oct. 7, 2009, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 58.

He requested that a memorial service not be held and that his body be gifted to the South Alabama School of Medicine.

Born in New Orleans, La., on Aug. 16, 1951, he was adopted into his loving Jasper home where he lived much of his life. Jesse lived a full life few would have the courage to attempt with many careers and endeavors. An accomplished musician and singer/songwriter, he performed many years as a young adult including studio music. He retrained in many fields over the years to accommodate a variety of careers as a computer programmer, cameraman, laboratory technologist, carpenter, boat builder in Maine, oyster fisherman and radioman during his Navy service. His last “hobby-turned-career” led him to develop a career as a commercial truck driver to see the country until his illness forced his retirement.

Jesse held an intense interest in classical music and history as well as a desire to continually learn. Even as his death approached, he would be found taking notes during video lecture series on DVD.

In the last 18 months of his life, he was able to call Dothan his home and was supported by many of the wonderful people of Dothan as well as the excellent care and compassion of the staff and volunteers of Covenant Hospice. He reconnected with many past friends and made new ones. His was an interesting life.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Albert Pribbenow of Jasper, and his brother, Bert Pribbenow of Birmingham, preceded him in death.

Jesse probably would have suggested, “In lieu of flowers, please enjoy your life today. It’s your greatest gift.”