Obituary - Kurt Ripley

Kurt Ripley

Jackson business owner Kurt Alan Ripley, of Victor, Idaho, died Jan. 1 at the Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs, Idaho. He was 53.

His family provided the following.

Kurt was born July 20, 1966, in Canton, Ohio to Daniel L. Ripley and Cheryl A. Lee.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Jackson and enjoyed hiking, fishing, four-wheeling, ice skating, playing games with his family and laughing.

With $50 and Jesus he started his business, Ripley’s Vacuum Center, in 1993. He and his wife, Melissa, started their family in 1997 in Victor, Idaho.

They have three daughters: Kyley Jo Ripley, 22, of Idaho Falls; Katie Anne Ripley, 19, of Lafayette, Colorado; and Kimberly Jean Ripley, 17, of Victor.

Kurt never met a stranger and was very passionate about sharing the Lord with everyone he met. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife, daughters, parents and sister DeAnna Maupertuis.

Services were held Tuesday at First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kurt’s name to Feeding Los Cabos Kids at Condolences may be left at


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