Harold Ray Rippy

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Harold Ray Rippy was born on May 26, 1929, in Madill, Oklahoma, to Laura Bell Lay and Harvey Rippy. He passed April 7, 2016, in Monroe, Oregon.

His Mom divorced when Harold was five and they moved to Cordell when he was six. He was an only child.

Harold attended Cordell schools and a few years in middle school in Hobart. He was from the class of 1947.

Harold then enlisted in the Army Air Corp in May of 1946, when he was just 17 years old. He stayed 21 years in the US Air Force, with service from World War ll through Vietnam.

Harold was a meteorologist and retired a Captain in 1967. He was a business owner in Monterey, Californai, when he met his second wife, Teri Webster.

They enjoyed 38 years together; many of them traveling the lower 48 states in RVs and in later years going on cruises. He and Teri moved to Oregon, in 1988, and lived there until his death, at home, just a month shy of turning 87.

Harold is survived by his wife, Teri; son, Victor Rippy and wife, Celicia; daughter, Phyllis Galvan; grandson, Aroldo Arroyo; granddaughter, Justina Galvan; and step-granddaughters, Noel and Christy.

He was predeceased by mother, Laura; step-dad, Les McDonald; son, Allen Rippy; son, Stanley Rippy; and first wife, Vesta Gwen Williams Rippy.

Graveside services for Harold will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Lawnview Cemetery, Cordell, Oklahoma, under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Cordell.