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Miles Grant Rippy II

Miles Grant Rippy II, of Silt, Colo., died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colo., after a drowning accident. He was 2.

Miles was born Feb. 9, 2000, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., to Corrie Diaz and Jeremy Rippy.

Miles loved playing in the dirt with his toy dumptrucks and excavators. He loved riding his tricycle and playing in the camper, and he enjoyed playing with his cousins.

Miles blessed the lives of everyone he knew, and was a special gift from God.

He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Rifle, Colo.

Miles was preceded in death by great-grandfather Melvin Von Dette; and great-great grandparents Mary Urban, Fred Von Dette and Tillie Haas.

He is survived by: parents Jeremy and Corrie Rippy, of Silt; grandparents Miles and Teresa Rippy, of Glenwood Springs, Delbert “Junior” Smith and Eva Graham, of Silt, Anthony and Sara Diaz, of Rifle, and Kirk Graham, of Las Vegas; great-grandparents Janet and Harley Rippy, of New Castle, Joe and Margaret Diaz, of Silt, Karen Von Dette, of Rifle, Bonnie and Clayton Graham, of Meeker, Colo., and Flora Strader, of Rifle; by great-great grandparents Willie Haas, of Rifle, and Doris Von Dette, of Grand Junction, Colo.; aunts and uncles Jared Rippy, of Glenwood Springs, Brian and Kelly Diaz, of Rifle, Shawn and Tamara Holder, of Rifle, Clay Graham, of Silt, Erica Graham, of Silt, and Rachel Stucky, of Denver; numerous cousins; and special four-legged friends Tex, Kittercat and Jack.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at First Assembly of God Church, 550 E. Fifth St. in Rifle. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Pastor Jerry Boschen and Pastor Joe Berry officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Miles Grant Rippy II fund at the Wells Fargo Bank in Rifle, or to the First Assembly of God Church in Rifle.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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