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Laverne Monty Bippes
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1928
Kittitas County
Washington, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 2013
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Spokesman Review Obits
February 10, 2013

Bippes, Laverne "Monty"
(Age 84)

Monty went to be with our Lord on February 7, 2013. Born August 19, 1928, in Ellensburg, Washington. He later moved to Seltice, near Tekoa, WA with his father John Conrad and stepmother Marie (Fuchs) Bippes.

A graduate of Tekoa High School, he served his country in the Military with the Army during the end of the Korean war, attended Gonzaga University and earned a Doctorate in Mathematics.

Spent twenty years as a teacher before starting his own Non-Profit program for students who dropped out of formal education. His legacy can be found in this one action.

He was a precinct committeeman, and active with the Republican Party. Was active with jail ministries, and numerous other community organizations, with emphasis on "Right to Life", his Catholic faith, and his actions, reflected this daily. A musician's, musician, "Monty" loved to play and inspire others with his keyboard.

He was married 48 years, to the love of his life, Rosemary Devlin, whom he met at a church dance. They had two children.

He is survived by his daughter, Mercedes (Merry Lynn) Bippes; two sisters Shirley (Chavez) Bippes, and husband Robert, Gloria (Albrecht) Bippes; one brother, Jack Bippes and wife Ann; also, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary (Devlin) Bippes, and son Monty Joseph, along with brother Clark Bippes.

In addition, a special thanks to Carmen Rasmussen for her love and care of Monty. Please send any tributes to the Poor Clare Nuns at 4419 N. Hawthorne, Spokane, WA 99205, or a charity of your choice.

The Vigil/Rosary service will be held 7pm, Friday, February 15th, 2013, with viewing from Noon to 7pm, at Hennessey Funeral Home 2203 N. Division, and the Funeral Mass Saturday, 1pm, February 16th, 2013 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone on the Gonzaga campus. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please visit Monty's memorial at
Family links: 
  John Conrad Bippes (1895 - 1983)
  Marie Magdalena Fuchs Bippes (1913 - 2002)
  Rosemary R. Devlin Bippes (1931 - 2004)
  Monty Joseph Bippes (1959 - 2000)*
  Laverne Monty Bippes (1928 - 2013)
  Clark Michael Bippes (1946 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Cemetery
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Created by: Penny Lee
Record added: Feb 11, 2013
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Laverne Monty Bippes
Added by: Penny Lee
Laverne Monty Bippes
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 Added: Feb. 11, 2013

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