Marilyn Jo Adriance Rippy May 15, 1929 – August 23, 2013
Marilyn Jo Adriance Rippy went to be with her Lord on Friday, August 23, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Marilyn was born on May 15, 1929, to Bud (John) and Mary Adriance in Glenwood Springs, Co, the second of three children. Her father passed away when she was 12 and the family moved and spent some time in Denver before returning to Glenwood. Her mother remarried John (Babe) DeMaestri and he was a loving father to her and her siblings and the grandchildren who came after.
She graduated from Glenwood Springs High School where she was known for her quick wit, her championship swimming and her cheerleading.
She married William Paul Rippy on June 20, 1948, in Glenwood Springs where she and her husband of 65 years raised five children.
Marilyn had her own knit shop and her family remembers all her beautiful sweaters and the many friends she made along the way. She was an accomplished seamstress and her children fondly remember how she lovingly made their “back to school” clothes and special Easter outfits. She loved gardening and had some of the most beautiful irises in town.
As their children grew and left home, she and Paul made many memorable trips together to Jamaica, Panama and the Grand Caymans. She soared through the skies in the Concorde and sailed on the QE2. She loved showing people her pictures and talking about her adventures.
Marilyn will be remembered for her unwavering faith and her love for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents (John and Mary), her stepfather (Babe), her sister, Gloria Johnson, her grandson Stuart Rippy and granddaughter Brieanne Rippy. She is survived by her loving husband Paul of Glenwood Springs, her children Adrian (Jim Swartzendruber) of Silt, Janet of Carbondale, Gregg (Marilee) of Glenwood, John (Cyndie) of Glenwood, Stacey of Grand Junction and her brother John of Omaha. She had 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held On Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 2:00 pm at Mountain View Church in Glenwood Springs 2195 County Road 154. Cremation has taken place. The family requests no flowers.
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