Stanley Rippin

Obituary of Stanley L. Rippin

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It’s with great sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing of lifelong Tracyite Stanley Linn Rippin. Stanley was born in Merced, California, he was the 5th and last child of Naomi and Arthur Rippin. His family moved to Tracy where he started school, and in high school he became interested in things connected with agriculture and won the machinery mechanics award. He was on the Tracy Bulldogs football and boxing teams. After high school Stanley joined the Navy where he was aboard the USS Kearsarge CVA 33. He was a petty officer 2nd class boiler repairman. He was in the Navy for 4 years active duty where he did 2 western pacific cruises. On a short leave he met his future wife Dolores Souder and the couple was married the next year. After Stanley was discharged from the Navy, he and Dolores started a family in Tracy where they were blessed with three children. They were married 64 years until Dolores’ passing. Stanley worked as a farm machinery mechanic for Sasser Tractor, had his own business named Stan’s Equipment Repair, was a partner at the company Engine, Sales and Service, and then finally with his last company known as Stan & Dee’s Used Iron. He loved all things antique especially old cars and swap meets. He attended the annual Turlock swap driving his 1932 Ford cattle truck. He belonged to the Model A Ford club. He enjoyed traveling to Alaska and Italy with Dolores. Stanley was an avid 49er fan and Warriors fan. He is survived by his sister Mary Ellen Hughes and sister Eloise Bodine, children Jeff Rippin of Los Gatos, California, Greg Rippin of Murrieta, California, Sabrina Borges of Somerville, Texas and numerous grand children and great grandchildren.

There will be a funeral service on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 11am at the new Tracy Cemetery located at 12815 Valpico Road, Tracy, California. 

Immediately following the funeral will be the celebration of life at the Tracy Elks Lodge.

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11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday, May 13, 2024
Valpico Memorial Park
12815 W. Valpico Road
Tracy, California, United States
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Stanley Rippin

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Stanley Rippin

1937 - 2024

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