Jean Ann Gripple

Female8 June 1932–21 January 1999

Brief Life History of Jean Ann

When Jean Ann Gripple 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 and Pierce, Washington, United States in 1999. 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 Gripple
Marriage: 8 November 1952

Sources (6)

  • Jean A. Gipple, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Jean A Decker, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"
  • Jean Ann Decker, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1952Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    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.


    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 gusts 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

    Variant form or an altered form of Rippel or Rüppel (see Ruppel ).

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

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