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Dr Don L Rippee

Dr Don L Rippee

Birth
Holdenville, Hughes County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 20 Jul 2009 (aged 62)
Atoka, Atoka County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Atoka, Atoka County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 39655312 · View Source
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CAUSE OF DEATH: BONE CANCER



DR. DON LEE RIPPEE
August 15, 1946 - July 20, 2009

OBITUARY:

NAME: DR. DON RIPPEE, AGE 62 AN ATOKA RESIDENT AND DOCTOR SINCE 1977.

BORN: HE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 15, 1946, TO ARTHUR LEE RIPPEE AND NINA LOUISE FILESAT HOLDENVILLE, OK.

PASSED AWAY: DR. RIPPEE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 20, 2009 IN ATOKA, OK.

AGE 62 YEARS 11 MONTHS AND 5 DAYS.

EDUCATION: HE ATTENDED SCHOOL IN GERTY, OK, AND THEN LATER AT EAST CENTRAL. HE THEN ATTENDED MEDICAL SCHOOL AT KIRKSVILLE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE IN 1976.

MARRIED: DR. RIPPEE MARRIED LYNDA SUE RIPPEE ON NOVEMBER 10, 1980.

OCCUPATION: HE WAS THE LOCAL PHYSICIAN FOR OVER 32 YEARS IN ATOKA AND CHIEF OF STAFF AT ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITIAL FOR MANY YEARS AND THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER.

CHURCH AFFILIATION, HOBBIES, AND OTHER AFFILIATIONS: DR. RIPPEE WAS A MEMEBER OF THE METHODIST CHURCH, AMERICAN MED. ASSOCATION, OKLAHOMA OSTOPATHIC & AMERICAN OSTOPATHIC ASSOCATION. HE LOVED GOLFING, COLLECTING ANTIQUES, KNIVES,
AND GUNS. HE ENJOYED READING AND WAS A BIG HISTORY BUFF.

SURVIVED BY:

WIFE: LYNDA RIPPEE OF THE HOME IN ATOKA, OK.

SONS: JOHN M. RIPPEE OF ELPASO, TX.
STEVE WESTERVELT AND FAMILY OF DALLAS, TX
RON WESTERVELT AND FAMILY OF POTTSBORO, TX.

DAUGHTER: STACEY DAVIDSON AND FAMILY OF FRISCO, TX.

BROTHER: TOM RIPPEE AND WIFE JUNE OF OAKMAN, OK.

POPPA DON'S
GRANDCHILDREN: LACI GARZA AND HUSBAND LUIS OF DALLAS,TX.
KACI WESTERVELT OF DALLAS,TX.
CALI WESTERVELT OF DALLAS,TX.
MCKENZIE HARDZOG OF FRISCO, TX.
SKYLAR HARDZOG OF FRISCO, TX.
BAILEY WESTERVELT OF POTTSBORO, TX
RILEY WESTERVELT OF POTTSBORO, TX
TANNER WESTERVELT OF POTTSBORO, TX

GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: LEXI GARZA OF DALLAS, TX.

ALONG WITH NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS, AUNTS AND UNCLES AND OTHER RELATIVES AND MANY DEAR AND LOVED FRIENDS.


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PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:

PARENTS: ARTHUR L. AND NINA LOUISE RIPPEE
SON: CHRISTOPHER RIPPEE

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DATE OF SERVICES: TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009 2:00 PM
PLACE OF SERVICES: BROWN'S FUNERAL CHAPEL
PLACE OF INTERMENT: GREEN MEADOWS CEMETERY
OFFICIATING: DR. JAMES CROWSON


CASKETBEARERS: JOE CROWLEY, DR. NOEL EMERSON, MIKE HILL,
WARREN LINDLEY, BUDDY DURBIN, ROYCE BLAKER

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS: TOMMY FANNIN, A.D. MOORE, TOMMY STEPHENS,DAN PETERSON, BUDDY HARAWAY, ABBOTT JONES

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RESERVED SPECIAL SEATING WITH FAMILY FOR FAMILY PRACTICE CLINIC MEDICAL/OFFICE STAFF AND JEAN HORATH, RN.

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~*~DON WAS MY CO-WORKER & BFF. HE WAS ALSO A VIETNAM VET WHO SERVED AS A MEDIC IN THE WAR. WE SPENT MANY HOURS TALKING ABOUT THE WAR. WORKING TOGETHER IN THE ER, WE SHARED A LOT OF JOYS & SORROWS AND ALWAYS KNEW THE OTHER ONE WAS THERE WHEN WE NEEDED...AND I NEEDED DON MANY TIMES! HE SERVED MANY, MANY PATIENTS IN HIS CAREER AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HE WAS A PRIVATE MAN AND DID NOT SHOW HIS EMOTIONS TO VERY MANY PEOPLE. I HAVE SEEN HIM CRY LIKE A BABY AFTER LOSING A PATIENT, ESPECIALLY A CHILD. HIS HUMOR AND WIT MADE HIM SO LIKEABLE. I WILL MISS HIM CALLING TO TELL ME JOKES, AND SPENDING A YEAR LOOKING FOR JUST THE RIGHT BIRTHDAY CARD FOR HIM EACH YEAR! HE DIED IN JULY, AND I ALREADY HAD HIS BD CARD, SO, I PUT IT IN HIS POCKET SO HE COULD HAVE IT WITH HIM ALWAYS! I HOPE YOU LIKED YOUR FINAL CARD DON...IT CAME FROM MY ♥!~*~Jean

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*~*A LIFE THAT TOUCHES OTHERS GOES ON FOREVER*~*

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DON, YOU WILL FOREVER LIVE ON IN MY MEMORIES AND IN MY HEART. YOU ARE IN A PLACE WITH NO MORE SICKNESS OR PAIN.
HOPE THE GOLF COURSE DOESN'T HAVE ANY WATER...YOU KNOW YOU ALWAYS HIT THE BALL RIGHT IN...LOL. REST IN PEACE MY DEAREST FRIEND, YOU HAVE SURELY EARNED IT!

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♥♥***BFF'S FOREVER***♥♥
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Sometimes in life,
you find a special Friend;
Someone who changes your life
just by being part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh
until you can't stop;
Someone who makes you believe
that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you
that there really is an unlocked door
just waiting for you to open it....
This is Forever Friendship.
When you're down,
and the world seems dark and empty,
Your forever Friend lifts you up in spirit
and makes that dark and empty world
suddenly seem bright and full.
Your forever Friend gets you through
the hard times, the sad times,
and the confused times.
Your forever Friend holds your hand
and tells you that
everything is going to be okay.
And if you find such a Friend,
you feel happy and complete,
because you need not worry.
You have a forever Friend for life,
and forever has no end.

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♥ڰۣಌThe most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.ڰۣಌ♥
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~

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............WE WERE SOLDIERS.............

"We discovered in that depressing, hellish place where death was our constant companion that we loved each other. We killed for each other, we died for each other and we wept for each other. And in time we came to love each other as brothers. In battle our world shrank to the man on our left and the man on our right and the enemy all around. We held each other's lives in our hands and we learned to share our fears, our hopes, our dreams as readily as we shared what little else good came our way."
[General Hal Moore]

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