Chester D. Tripp Sr. died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at San Juan Care Center in Montrose. He was 91.
Mr. Tripp was born May 21, 1920, to Russell and Ethel Tripp.
He served in the U.S. Marines from May 28, 1936, to June 21, 1940, in the Coast Guard from Nov. 1, 1940, to Aug. 6, 1941, and in the Army from April 12, 1943, to Sept. 20, 1945.
Mr. Tripp was an aircraft mechanic. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and reading about the history of the world.
He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Roberts and Janice MacFarland; a sister, Jane Johannes; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Tripp was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline; a son, Chester "Don" Tripp Jr.; and a baby boy.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Grand Junction.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, 455 Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203.
Martin Mortuary in Grand Junction is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus