April 7, 1911 ~ November 24, 2015
Elaine (Engel) Eddy Ripley, 104, born April 7, 1911, to Mary and Henry Engel in Chamberlain, S.D., passed Nov. 24, 2015. Her education included a BA magna cum laude from Yankton College, graduate studies at University of Colorado and an MA from Western State College. She was an educator for 40 years on the Western Slope, retiring from Mesa State College in 1974 after 21 years. She is remembered as a pianist and church organist, playing wherever she lived, from Chamberlain, S.D. to Beulah, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Henry; husbands, O.M. Eddy and Calvin Ripley; brother, Lee; daughter, Janis Intagliata; and son-in-law, Raymond LeMasters. Survived by children, Gary (Joan) Ripley, Kay (Chris) Spinuzzi and Richard (Dawn) Ripley; and son-in-law, Ed Intagliata; nephews, Mike (Beth) Eddy and Richard Engle; grandchildren, Cari (Steve) Rioux, Raymond LeMasters, III, Rowdy LeMasters, Lisa (Dyson) Williamson, Tara (Thayer) Davis, Tory LeMasters, Sunny Mosal, Trae Lewis, Amanda (Ernie) Ripley and Brenda (Shaun) Ripley; and 12 great-grandchildren. A special thanks to the staff at the Chateau at Sharmar for their loving care. Memorial service with reception to follow, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Beulah United Methodist Church, 5903 Pennsylvania Ave, Beulah. Memorials may be made in her honor direct to Beulah United Methodist Church. 'She did what she could and what she did will be told in memory of her.' Mark 14:8-9.