|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1931|
|Death: ||May 22, 2004|
Rosemary (Devlin) Bippes
Vigil for Rosemary R. (Devlin) Bippes, 72, will be today at 7 p.m. at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church.
Mrs. Bippes, who died Saturday, was born in Spokane.
She attended St. Aloysius Elementary School and Holy Names High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Holy Names College and a Master of Special Education from Gonzaga University.
As a teacher in the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for nearly 26 years, her influence and involvement in the juvenile system resulted in legislated education programs in all juvenile institutions.
Mrs. Bippes was involved in international correctional education and attended conferences, usually as a presenter. She served as a juvenile justice representative for many years.
Mrs. Bippes was the first woman elected president of the Washington Correctional Education Association and the only one from the juvenile system. She served two terms.
In 1988 she was voted Teacher of the Year for Region 6. She was a recipient of the 1989 Academic Award by the Washington Correctional Association for outstanding contributions in the field of correction.
She received an award from the International Correctional Education Association for outstanding contributions to correctional education, presented on behalf of the executive board 1981-1982.
She was appointed by Gov. John Spellman to be a member of his Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, a branch of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
She subsequently continued that appointment under Gov. Booth Gardner, who appointed her to serve on his Task Force on Community Protection.
Mrs. Bippes was past president of the Educational Service District 101 Education Association and a member of the Jesuit Auxiliary.
Laverne Monty Bippes (1928 - 2013)*
Monty Joseph Bippes (1959 - 2000)*
Holy Cross Cemetery
Created by: NW Mountain Man
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50059023