Iva Leone Usher Tripp - age: 96
(December 05, 1919 to May 11, 2016
Friends and relatives may call Sunday May 15, 2016 from 5 to 7 PM at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 13 Portland Rd, Buxton. A funeral service will be held Monday May 16, 2016 at 11am at the North Saco Congregational Church, North Saco. Mrs. Tripp will be buried in family plot, next to her husband, at the South Buxton (Tory Hill) Cemetery, Buxton, Maine.
Iva Tripp died May 11, 2016 at her home in Saco, Maine with her family at her side. The youngest child of Gilbert and Eletha (Harmon) Usher, she was born in Standish, Maine on December 5, 1919.
Iva graduated from Hollis High School, class of 1936, and married Lloyd Tripp, also of Hollis, in September of that year. They resided in Biddeford and Camp Ellis until in 1943 they moved to The Farm on the Simpson Road, Saco where Iva resided for most of her life. An avid cook and baker, the house was frequently filled with the smells of her delicious pies, cakes, and cookies. She loved to read recipe books; discovering new recipes to try or imagining how she would ‘adjust’ a recipe to create a new culinary delight.
Although she worked at various jobs, she was primarily a ‘stay at home’ mom that included caring for the family livestock and gardens! In the early 60’s she and Lloyd provided a home to a down-and-out standard-bred racehorse. This was the beginning of a 20-year adventure breeding, training and racing standard-bred horses. Early on Saturday mornings Iva and Lloyd could be found training horses on the beach at Pine Point, at Gorham or Scarborough Raceways, or at Lonesome Downs in Scarborough.
Seventeen years after Lloyd’s death she married Alfred (Freddie) Kimball of Dayton, Maine. She raised, and under Freddie’s guidance, trained a pair of Durham shorthorn oxen. This began a new adventure showing oxen in ‘handy’ classes at the fairs across Maine.
Mrs. Tripp is predeceased by her parents, her brother Fred Usher, and sisters Dorothy Gammon, Gilberta Ingalls, Gertrude Hodgdon, Minnie Usher, and Virgina Bradbury, her husbands Lloyd Tripp and Alfred Kimball, and her son Curtis Tripp. She is survived by her sons Terrance Tripp and his wife Gene, Westborough, Massachusetts, and David Tripp and his wife Donna, Saco, Maine, and her daughter Jacqueline Littlefield and her husband Roy, Saco, Maine, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great-great grandson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Iva’s name to the Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 43
West Kennebunk, ME 04094 or to the North Saco Congregational Church, PO Box 706, Saco, Maine 04072.