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In Memory

Irene Josephine Trippel

January 25, 2012

Irene Josephine Trippel, a lifelong resident of Fort Collins, on Jan. 22, took her final journey to meet her maker, family and friends at heaven's gate.

She was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Fort Collins to Henry and Mary Katherine Deines. She married Harold Dale Trippel on Jan. 30, 1944. He preceded her in death on October 12, 1966. They farmed in the Fort Collins area for 22 years. She went to work for Colorado State University food service in 1968 and retired in 1984.

Survivors include her daughter, Joan Sipes, and husband Jack, of Fort Collins; granddaughter, Jackie Sipes-Hernandez, and husband Matt Hernandez of Windsor; sister, Clara Heckman, of Windsor; brother, Elmer Deines, of Eaton; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary Katherine Deines; sister, Ruth Kehl, of Cheyenne; and brother, Albert Deines, of Laramie.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26,  at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Collins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Larimer County Humane Society or the charity of your choice, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.

Thank you to Columbine West Health and Rehab Center for the loving care she received the past 11 months.

Though your smile is gone forever and your hand we cannot touch, we still have many memories of the one we loved so much. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts. Sadly missed, but never forgotten.

To Those I Love

When I am gone, just release me, let me go ~ so I can move into my afterglow. You mustn't tie me down with your tears; let's be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve for me for awhile, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted with trust. It's only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. And then, when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and a "Welcome Home".

Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
Phone: (970) 491-6009