Wallace John Tripp, Sr.
Wallace (Wally) John Tripp, Sr. joined the Lord in Heaven on August 16, 2005. He was born November 22, 1926, in Fall River, Mass.
His grandparents, Lucy and Issac Tripp raised him from infancy to adulthood. He is a 10th generation American. He was educated in Westport, Mass.
He worked on his grandfather's dairy farm and also was a newspaper carrier for the Fall River Herald News and the New Bedford Standard Times in the late 1930s and early 1940.
He joined the Navy in 1944 during WWII at the age of 17 and served two years, one of which was in the LION 8 Occupation Forces of Okinawa. He was on one of the planes sent to take pictures of the atom bomb destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
He returned home and married Pauline V. Parisee at the Immaculate Conception Church in Fall River, on Sept. 4, 1948. They moved to California and lived there 40 years. Upon retiring, they moved to Kingman in 1993.
He was an automobile mechanic. He worked for 20 years for GTE as garage supervisor, retiring at age 57.
He was a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus and a Fourth Degree Sir Knight. He has been Grand Knight twice in the past and also held many other positions within the Knights.
He was an author of many short stories sent to the Library of Congress.
He and Pauline traveled to nine countries on their 50th wedding anniversary. They celebrated each anniversary thereafter with cruises throughout the world, covering some 23 countries.
Pauline and Wallace had been married for 57 years. Together, they had three daughters and a son, Paula J. Jackson of Golden Valley, Noreen M. Hudson of Palm Desert, Calif., Robin L. Spillman of Oceanside, Calif., and Wallace J. Tripp, Jr. of Auburn, Calif. He leaves a 12th generation of 10 grandchildren and the 13th Generation of 7 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind a brother, John H. Tripp Jr. of Westport.; four sisters, Sharon Mudge and Lucy Lord of Westport, Gertrude Reed of Fall River, and Juliette Fridley of Ocala, Fla.
He leaves a Syzygy of Life and A Free Land through his heirs.
He will be cremated and his ashes shall be held until his loving wife joins him. The burial shall be in the Tripp Family Plot in Westport at that time.
His sincere wishes were to praise God Almighty and Jesus and to have God Bless Pope John Paul II, his family, loving relatives and friends, and also the good old U.S.A.
Visitation will be held at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home in Kingman today from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Rosary at 6 p.m. The memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to KRMC Hospice, 3269 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86401, or Kingman Cancer Boutique, 202 N. 4th Street, Kingman, AZ 86401