Stanley Dean Whipple
1946 - 2021

Stanley Dean Whipple

December 29, 1946 - June 29, 2021

The family of Stanley Dean Whipple is sad to announce his passing on June 29, 2021 in Kelso, after a lengthy illness. Stanley was born December 29, 1946 to Josephine Smart and Lewis Whipple in Longview. He resided in Kelso for 74 years.

Stanley worked for Reynolds Aluminum and later out of Laborer's Local 791 Longview, until he retired.

In 1967, Stanley married April Cubbison. They were married for 54 years and raised three children together; Bernadine Whipple of Portland, Ore., Scott Whipple of Vancouver, Wash., and Carrie (Rich) Lane of Kelso, Wash.

He loved living out in the country and enjoyed the quietness and peace it brought him. During the good times and hard times, he always said "Life is good". Stanley was known for his sense of humor, always had a joke to share and his out going personality. He always did his crossword puzzle every morning and watched Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune every night. He loved riding his Harley and tinkering in his garage. He loved to fix all things; cars, trucks, tractors and any household knick-knack. His nickname from his family was Supervisor Stan as he always knew the "right" way to do things.

Stanley and April loved to travel and felt very fortunate to have seen and enjoyed many adventures together all over the United States. He enjoyed gardening, a good book to read, sitting by a bon fire, winning card and dice games and taking long walks with his wife April and his special dog, Maddie. Maddie was the apple of his eye and brought great comfort to him. She misses him terribly.

Win or lose, the Seahawks were his team. He was proud to have lived his whole life in Kelso. Go Hilanders!

In his retirement, he volunteered at CAP for many years, he thoroughly enjoyed his time there and the many friends he made while volunteering.

Stanley was blessed with six grandchildren; Miranda (Fletcher), Dylan (Shailen) Foreman, Savannah Snider, Elizabeth Tyner, Sophia Lane and Paul Lane. He also had three great grandchildren; ShelbyLin and Carter Foreman and Amaya Fletcher. His son, grandson's and great grandson all share his middle name, Dean, in their name. He was quietly proud of this and loved making memories with all of his family.

He was preceded in death by his much loved mother Josephine Smart. Three brothers; Rodney Whipple, Steven Whipple and and Rocky Smart. Father Lewis Whipple and sister Laura Knudson and his dear and close friends Karl Muller and David Filer and his nephew Randy White Sr., and cousin Jeff Basford.

He is survived by his wife at home, April Whipple, his three children, two brothers, his identical twin, Tony Whipple and Bill Smart (Jamie) and three sisters, Carol Madonna, Margi White and Becky (Bob) West.

Stanley was treasured by his family and his many friends. He was loved and will be missed greatly.

A celebration of life is scheduled at Pleasant Hill Grange on Sunday July 25, 2021 at 2 pm. This is a potluck.

Memorial contributions can be made to Cowlitz County Humane Society.

Published by The Daily News on Jul. 18, 2021.
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Stan the man was the best. Stan will be missed so much on so many levels. Such an amazing person, friend, father figure to both of us. We have shared so many wonderful memories over the past 20+ years. Our clamming beach trips and Christmas parties will never be the same. Sending our love and hugs to April and the family. Always here for you April, we love you.
Adam & Paula Rogers
July 24, 2021
Always a kind Hello and hug; a second dad when mine passed a year and a half ago. He was a great personality and always brought a smile out of me no matter my mood. He will be missed and he was very loved. My close friend is his son Scott Dean Whipple. And Stan was very proud of Scott and his hard working work ethics (just like his dad Stan). To his family: my heart's with you all during this difficult time, with much respect and love.
Jennifer (Jenn) Gritzmacher
July 22, 2021
I am saddened to hear of another Reynold's friend's passing. I worked with Stan a long time and enjoyed our friendship. He was always a joy be be around. I will greatly miss him.
Don Simmons
July 18, 2021
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