Rex T. Tripp, 96, of Salt Lake City, died January 18, 1991 in Salt Lake City.

Born October 10, 1894 in Murray, Utah to George C. and Julia Alexander Tripp. As a boy, he resided in Murray and East Millcreek. He went to Bingham Canyon in May 1913 to work and in 1916 he joined the US Army. He was at Camp Lewis Washington until July 4, 1917, when he was sent to France to serve in the US Infantry. He returned to Bingham after being discharged in 1919, and went to work for Bingham Mercantile Co. He later became the store's manager. He married Maisie Deign Adderley, February 9, 1920 in Salt Lake City. She died on July 10, 1985. He and his wife moved to Salt Lake City in 1956, when the Bingham Merc. was purchased by Kennecott Copper Co. He served on the Bingham City Council as councilman and acting mayor. He was appointed to the Jordan District Board of Education in 1943. He was a chairman of the Salt Lake County Recreation Board when it was consolidated with SLC Recreation Board. He was chairman of the Administrative Board of Carriage Lane Condominiums.He is survived by a son, Rex C. and wife, Ester H. Tripp, of Denver, Colorado; a granddaughter, Jackie Watts and a great grandson, Danny Watts, Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters, Gladys Jacobsen, and Pearl Johnson, both Salt Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 22, 1991 at 11 a.m. at the Mackay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Drive, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Murray City Cemetery.

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