Willard Paul Tippman, 89, passed away in Grants Pass, Ore. on Oct. 21, 2008. He was born on May 12, 1919 in San Gregorio. He was a 56-year resident of Del Norte County, making his home in Smith River.

Mr. Tippman loved hunting and fishing. He was employed for more than 30 years at Brookings Plywood.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Tippman; daughters Diane Tippman and Cherie Hadlock; son Doug Tippman; grandchildren Laurie, Michael, Dane and Brielle; and great-grandchildren Taylor and Lacey.

Private interment will take place at the Smith River District Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.