Clarence Whipple, 82, of Sparks, Nev. and a former
Sunnyside resident died Sunday, July 10, 2005.
Clarence was born June 16, 1923 in North Dakota. He was a
WWII veteran, having served in the Coast Guard in Asia. He was a college
graduate of Oregon State University. Clarence married Beth Smith Whipple on
Feb. 1, 1947. They lived in Sunnyside from 1954 to 1987. Clarence managed
Simplot Fertilizer Inc. for many years and then owned and operated Whipple Seed
Company. Clarence also farmed on the side and raised several horses for his
daughters to ride and volunteered countless hours to the 4-H program.
Clarence had always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in
his eyes and a spring to his step. He also had a kind word for all.
He is survived by his four daughters and their families,
Carol Whipple and Tom Larscheid of Brussels, Belgium, Janie and Guido Whipple
of Sparks, Eileen, Bill and Lynn Bechtol, all of Homer, Alaska and Nancy,
Cliff, Shasta and Keeven Lucas, all of Kennewick; two sisters, Norma Rae
Stuhlmiller and Irene Arnold; and one brother-in-law, Robert Lawrence.
Clarence was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years,
Reno Memorial was in charge of arrangements.