Rama Wall TERRY Billy Jack TERRY Kenneth Paul TERRY Roxana FERGUSON Barbara Lorene CLEBURN Ida L CROWDER Thomas R TERRANOVA Daniel WOOD Thelma Shaney TERRY Beatrice Addie MERRYMAN Mini tree diagram
Rama Allen TERRY

Rama Allen TERRY5,1,4,2,2,6,7,8,9,10,3,11,12,13

also known as Roger Lee Tripp

17th Apr 19311,2,3 - 13th Oct 20105,4,3,1,2

Life History

17th Apr 1931

Born in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.1,2,3

3rd Apr 1957

Married Roxana FERGUSON in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado.6

16th Sep 1957

Married Barbara Lorene CLEBURN in Raton, Colfax, New Mexico.12,2,2

before Sep 1957

Divorced from Roxana FERGUSON.2

9th May 1959

Married Ida L CROWDER in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.2,7

before May 1960

Divorced from Barbara Lorene CLEBURN.14


Death of Barbara Lorene CLEBURN in Pueblo County, Colorado.15

after Oct 2010

Death of Ida L CROWDER.4

13th Oct 2010

Died in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.5,4,3,1,2

18th Oct 2010

Buried in Phoenix Memorial Park, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.4


  • The relationship of Roger Tripp to other members of Beatrice WeastTerry's family was initially puzzling.  In the obituary of KennethPaul Terry, he is listed as a brother, but with another name inparentheses (Rama Allen Terry).  The latter name indicates he was theson of Rama Wall Terry, Kenneth's father and their mother Beatrice'sfirst husband.  Records and information under the two names overlap.It appeared that at some point Rama Allen Terry changed his name toRoger Tripp.

    Under the name Roger Trip, I found similar family names as originallyappeared in his brother Kenneth's obituary.  Rama/Roger died a fewweeks before his brother Kenneth Terry.  In Roger's obituary, anadditional brother and sister are reported, Shaney Matthews and AlanTripp.  No reference is made to a father named Tripp and Merle Lebbs,his mother's last husband, is reported as his father.

    "I can tie Roger L. Tripp in Phoenix in the Phoenix 1951 citydirectory to Arnold L. [Tripp] and Gladys Ione Sorter, who had a sonAlan Lester Tripp on May 18, 1938 in Phoenix. Maybe Arnold and Gladystook in Rama W. Terry and adopted him after the Terrys divorced andchanged his name to Roger Lee Tripp."
    --  Linda Vixie, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 14January 2015

    Linda Vixie, another Terry-Tripp researcher, was helpful in turning updetails and records related to this.  It turns out that Rama AllenTerry was at some point adopted by Arnold Laban Tripp and his secondwife Gladys Ione Sorter.  Arnold and Gladys married about 1934 or alittle earlier.  In the 1930 census, Arnold was still with his firstwife Irene Brotherton in Los Angeles.

    But the 1940 census records Gladys as Arnold's wife in Phoenix andreports that in 1935 Arnold and Gladys were together in the samelocation.  So they were married some time after the 1930 census before1935.  In 1935, Rama Allen Terry would have been about 4 years old.

    No divorce record has been found for Arnold and Irene.

    Rama/Roger's parents were enumerated in Phoenix, Arizona, for the 1940census, with Roger's two older brothers in the home.

    1930 Federal Census, Custer County, Oklahoma, 24 April, CedarTownship, District 10, page 6A, Hse/Fam #130
    Weast, Theodore J Head Owns M W 65 Widowed IL OH IL Farmer
    Terry, Rama W Son-in-law M W 26 Married at age 24 OK GA NC FarmLaborer
    Terry, Beatrice Dau F W 19 Married at age 16 OK OK OK
    Terry, Billie Jack Son M W 1 OK OK OK
    Terry, Kenneth Son M W 0 (no months given) OK OK OK

    Rama Allen Terry was born 17 April 1931.  All the records on him andhis family in that period of time are in Phoenix, Arizona, so it isassumed he was born in Phoenix.  No birth record has been found,however.  One genealogy reports he was bnorn in Rama's hiometown ofMarlow, Oklahoma, but provides no documentation.  This is not likley,since Rama and Beatrice are l;iving in Phoenix a few months beforeRoger's birth and afterwards, and have not been documented away fromthat area in the 1930s.

    Other surname brothers appear in Kenneth's obituary also, ThomasTerranova and Daniel Wood.  Linda Vixie, working with me on thisbranch of my famliy, was able to make contact with some members of thefamlily, one of whom clarified that these children were adopted outlike Roger Tripp after Berniece and Rama divorced.  Beatrice wasburied in a double grave with her second husband Merle Lebbs.  I havefound records for Beatrice and Merle Lebbs, also mentioned inKenneth's and Roger's obituaries.

    Kenneth Paul Terry of Farmington passed away Dec. 11, 2010.
    Kenneth was preceded in death by his son, Martin Paul Terry; hisfather, Rama Terry; his mother, Beatrice Lebbs;
    his brothers, Bill Terry Sr., Roger Tripp (Rama Allen Terry) andDaniel Wood;
    and nephews, Michael Terry and the Rev. Bill Terry Jr.
    --  Memorial Networks, "Kenneth Paul Terry,"http://www.danielsfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=813299&ftm=1

    In 1951, Roger Tripp was listed in the City Directory for Phoenix,apparently single, since no wife is reported.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1951, p 2033
    Tripp Roger L h 3752 E Polk Phone 4-6185

    A Colorado marriage license reports that Roger married RoxannaFerguson in April 1957 in Colorado Springs.

    Colorado Marriage licenses
    Roger Tripp of Phoenix, Arizona & Roxana Ferguson of Colorado SpringsCO
    Marriage 1 April 1957, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co CO

    Only 5 monts later, Roger married Barbara Cleburn Sullivan.  This isstrange, since Colorado at that time had a 6 month waiting period fora divorce to become valid.

    "I wonder what happened between Roger and Roxana. The court recordoffice claimed not to find a divorce file, and Colorado did have thena sixth-month waiting period after a divorce was declared in court forit to be finalized. But maybe an annulment would be recorded somewhereelse?"
    --  Linda Vixie, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 8 February 2015

    New Mexico Marriage License
    Colorado Marriage licenses
    Roger L Tripp, age 26
    Birth 17 April 1931 Marlowe [sic], Oklahoma
    Residence Colorado Springs CO
    Barbara L Sullivan, age 22 [a comparison of the various sourcesindicates Barbara was actually 19 then, b abt 1937]
    Birth  20 October 1934 [this birthday would make her 22, and 23 thecoming month] Dallas, Texas
    Residence Colorado Springs CO
    Marriage 16 September 1957 in Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico bySteve S Segota, Justice of the Peace
    Witnesses Lloyd and Clara Casida
    License #48124 issued and recorded 16 September 1957

    There is a marriage license on file for Barbara Tripp dated 14 May1960.  But it does not appear to have been executed.  The ceremonypart of it is still empty.This document authorizes the marriage ofBarbara Togna Lorene Tripp to Julius Nemeth, both of Barberton, Ohio.They both give the same residence address, indicating they werealready living together.  This document reports that Barbara has ebendivorced twice.  We would expect the most recent of those to be adivorce from Roger Tripp, sicne that is her last married name.However, we have a report from her daughter that she had been amrriedtwice before marrying Roger.

    Barbara's previous names of Togna and Lorene would also appear to bemarried names, since her maiden name was Cleburn.  This may indicatethat the document is wrong in stating that she was twice divorced.This is also indicated in teh altrnative name gfiven with the indexfor this record, Barbara Cleburn.

    In May 1959, Roger married Ida Crowder.  No divorce record has beenfound for Roger's marriage to either Roxanna or Barbara.  Roger andhis wife Ida Crowder were mentioned as survivors in his mother'sobituary in 1995.  They were living in Phoenix, Arizona, at that time.

    "Beatrice A. Lebbs, 83, of Krebs, died Saturday [11 March 1995] at alocal nursing home.... Survivors include her husband, Merle, of thehome; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bill Sr. and Helen Terry ofBeatty, Nev., Kenneth and Helen Terry of Farmington, N.M., and  Rogerand Ida Tripp of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Thelma Matthews of LochLomond, Calif.; a sister, Jettie Potter of Wewoka."
    --  Published in The Daily McAlester News-Capital and Democrat,McAlester, Oklahoma, Monday, 13 March 1995;  digital copy of the obitcourtesy of Linda Vixie, 16 January 2014, OCR  by Nuance PDF, 16January 2015.

    "I just found Roger Tripp’s marriage announcement to Ida CrowderPatrick. They married 9 May 1959 in Phoenix. It confirms that he isconsidered the son of Arnold L. and Gladys Tripp.  This clip is fromthe Arizona Republic, p. 46 [appears on page 56 of newspapers.com]."
    --  Linda Vixie, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 15 January 2015

    S/Sgt Roger Tripp and Mrs Ida Crowder Patrick wedding announcement.
    Married 9 May 1959, Phoenix, Arizona.
    "The bridegroom is the [adopted] son of the late Arnold L. Tripp."
    --  The Arizona Republic, 15 May 1959, p. 46, Digital copy of articlecourtesy of Linda Vixie, 15 Jan 2015

    Roger is listed in City Directories for Sacramento, California, in1961 and 1962.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Sacramento, California, Suburban Directory, 1961, p 624
    Tripp Roger (Ida) USAF h 2929b Albatross way (NS)

    A similar entry is found in 1962, but the address is 2929a instead of2929b, and Roger's name has the initial L.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Sacramento, California, Suburban Directory, 1962, p 599
    Tripp Roger L (Ida) USAF h 2929a Albatross way (NS)

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    Roger L Tripp
    Birth Date 17 Apr 1931
    Phone Number 997-2084
    POB 22798, Phoenix, AZ, 85063 (1984)
    POB 22798, Phoenix, AZ, 85001 (1984)
    1846 W Seldon Way, Phoenix, AZ, 85021-4359 (1990-1993)
    Phoenix, Arizona 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Roger Lee Tripp
    Born 17 Apr 1931
    Died 13 Oct 2010
    Last Residence Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona 85021
    SSN issued Arizona (Before 1951)

    U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection
    Roger Lee Tripp
    Residence Phoenix, Arizona
    Death 13 Oct 2010
    Source Location Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    Spouse Ida
    David, Alan, and Michael; Diana Lynn; Keren Fykes (Michael)

    Brothers and Sisters:
    Bill and Dan; Kenneth Terry, Tom Terranova and Alan Tripp; ShaneyMatthews

    Full Obituary:
    Roger Lee Tripp
    Service 11:00 am Monday October 18, 2010 Hansen Chapel

    Roger Lee Tripp, 79, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on October 13,2010.

    He is survived by his wife, Ida; daughter, Keren Fykes (Michael);
    sons David, Alan, and Michael; father, Merle Lebbs;
    3 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren;
    sister Shaney Matthews, and 3 brothers Kenneth Terry, Tom Terranovaand Alan Tripp;
    as well as many dear friends.

    He is preceded in death by his daughter Diana Lynn; mother BeatriceLebbs; and 2 brothers Bill and Dan.

    Visitation will be Monday, October 18th at Hansen Mortuary 8314 N. 7thStreet, Phoenix AZ 85020 starting at 10:00 am, with services followingat 11:00 am. Graveside services with military honors will follow atPhoenix Memorial Park 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix AZ 85027. Pleasevisit www.hansenmortuary.com to send online condolences.

    Roger's obituary was found online at ObitArizona.com.

    Roger Tripp Obituary

    Roger Lee Tripp
    Death October 13th, 2010
    Residence Phoenix, Arizona

    Tripp, Roger Lee 79, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on October 13,2010. He is survived by his wife, Ida; daughter, Keren Fykes(Michael); sons David, Alan, and Michael; father, Merle Lebbs; 3grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren; sister Shaney Matthews, and3 brothers Kenneth Terry, Tom Terranova and Alan Tripp; as well asmany dear friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter Diana Lynn;mother Beatrice Lebbs; and 2 brothers Bill and Dan. Visitation will beMonday, October 18th at Hansen Mortuary 8314 N. 7th Street, Phoenix AZ85020 starting at 10:00 am, with services following at 11:00 am.Graveside services with military honors will follow at PhoenixMemorial Park 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix AZ 85027. Please visitwww.hansenmortuary.com to send online condolences.

    Notification Published by Hansen Mortuaries, Inc.
    --  ObitArizona.com, http://obitarizona.com/Obituary/4758/Roger-Tripp


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