Jody C. Tripp, 65, Dows, died unexpectedly May 23, 2019 at Mercy One Medical Center in Mason City. Services will be held Thursday, May 30 at 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Dows. The family will greet the public at the church from 4-5 p.m. Thursday.
Jody Carlene, the daughter of Russel and Marcelene Braun, was born June 9, 1953 in Clarion. She attended school in Clarion until her senior year. She graduated from Dows High School in 1971.
Jody married John Tripp in 1972. They lived in Dows with their children Zachary and America. They ran A-Z Standard in Dows for a time.
Jody later moved to Texas where she married Tommy Lee Jones. Their union was blessed with daughter Edde. Jody returned to Dows in 2000 and enjoyed the companionship of Wayne Pratt the past 13 years.
In addition to being a homemaker and owning A-Z Standard, Jody had been employed as a home health aide, bartender at the River Bar in Dows, and as a houskeeper for area residents.
She truly enjoyed people and time spent in the presence of family and friends. She loved to host get togethers for special occasions, hosting stag nights at the Dows Golf Course, and was an avid gardener. She loved canning asparagus and making zesty salsas and other eats from her garden. She loved to play golf and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Dows.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; and former husband Tommy.
Her memory will continue in the lives of her long time companion Wayne Pratt; her children Zachary and America Tripp, and Edde Jones; grandchildren Jakobe and DJ; brother Lynn (Kathy) Braun and kids Shane, Clint and Kyle; sister Dawn (Steve) Isaacson and kids Brandon, Tara and Nicole; and brother Chad (Shirley) Braun and daughter Shelbi.