Jean Ann Gipple

8 June 1932–21 January 1999 (Age 66)
Orting, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life of Jean Ann

When Jean Ann Gipple was born on 8 June 1932, in Orting, Pierce, Washington, United States, her father, Benjamin Evans Gipple, was 27 and her mother, Mildred Helen Jasmer, was 22. She married Jack Harris Decker on 8 November 1952, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States. She lived in Orting Election Precinct 2, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 21 January 1999, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Gig Harbor, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Jack Harris Decker
Jean Ann Gipple
Marriage: 8 November 1952

Spouse and Children

8 November 1952
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Evans Gipple


    Mildred Helen Jasmer




World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 8

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Age 18

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Gibel or Gibbel ( see Giebel ).2 German: from a diminutive of Middle High German gippe ‘jacket’ (modern Bavarian Joppe), hence a metonymic occupational name for a tailor or a nickname for someone who habitually sported a colorful or unusual jacket.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jean Gipple in household of Benjiman E Gipple, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jean A Decker, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Jean Ann Gripple Decker, "Find A Grave Index"

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