In loving memory of Shirley May Ripp: 1936-2022


Beloved wife and mother, Shirley May Ripp, 85, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at Highgate Senior Living in Vancouver, Washington, surrounded by her family. Born in La Center, Washington on Oct. 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 Sept. 8, 1956. They were married for over 50 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, Washington, and John (Drue) Ripp of Bend, Oregon; and daughters Marlene (Ted) Thoeny of Woodland, Washington and Lori (Gary) Morris of Ocean Park, Washington. Shirley is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s of Guadalupe in Ridgefield, Washington on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 at 11 a.m.