Beloved wife and mother, Shirley May Ripp, 85, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Highgate Senior Living in Vancouver, WA, surrounded by her family. Born in La Center WA on October 21, 1936, Shirley was the only child of Clarence Harrison and Nina Lutje. Shirley was raised on their family homestead in La Center and was a graduate of Battle Ground High School.
Shirley married the love of her life Jack Ripp on September 8, 1956, they were married for over fifty years. Shirley was known for being a loving and devoted Mother and Grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Jack Ripp. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Lisa) Ripp and Martin (Mary) Ripp of Woodland, WA, and John (Drue) Ripp of Bend, OR; daughters, Marlene (Ted) Thoeny of Woodland, WA and Lori (Gary) Morris of Ocean Park, WA. Shirley is also survived by eighteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary's of Guadalupe in Ridgefield, WA on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.