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Darrin Hipner , Age: 50
August 19, 1971 - July 25, 2022

Darrin E. Hipner, 50, passed on July 25, 2022 in Olympia, Washington.
Darrin was born on August 19, 1971 in Yakima, Washington to Mr. Stanley Hipner and Mrs. Debra Nott.
Darrin was a part of the United States Navy from September 4 , 1990 – August 3, 1993 on
USS Niagra Falls in Guam and served during the Persian Gulf War. He also served
during October 10, 1995 to October 9, 1999 on USS Lake Champlain in San Diego, California.
He later went on to meet Dava Merifield, whom he married on May 19, 1995 in Tacoma,
Washington. They later separated in 2000. He remarried to Kristi Hensley on July 12, 2012 but then separated in 2014.
After his retirement, Darrin went on to work in many fields including, cable installing for
an internet company, an insurance adjuster and clerk and maintenance work.
Throughout his life Darrin had many interests. Including but not limited to, his love of
stand-up comedy, coin collecting, shooting, watching movies, listening to music,
watching football, playing golf, card collecting and his love of classic cars and motorcycles.
His family and friends will dearly miss him and will always remember him for his
generosity and kindness. But he was also a funny, passionate, empathetic, trusting,
honest, hard-working, loyal, sensitive, strong, optimistic, and positively charismatic individual. He was all these things and more.
Darrin is preceded in death by his Great Grandma Gertie Gordon, Great Grandma Irma
Olson, Great Grandpa Connie Olsen, Grandma Nita Hammontree, Grandpa Robert
Hammontree, Great Grandma Minnie Nott, Grandpa William Nott, Grandma Dee Nott, Grandma Mimi Hipner and Grandpa Andy Hipner.
He is survived by his sons Daniel Hipner (21), Eric Hipner (19), and Darrin “DJ” Hipner
Jr. (11) and daughter Alissa Hipner (27). His brother Josh Brown, sister Lisa Williams, parents Dale Brown, Debra Brown, Stanley Hipner.
For condolences and donations in Darrin’s name, please contact Alissa Hipner
(daughter) and Lisa Williams (sister). For details about the service, please see the below information:
Please join us to commemorate Darrin at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery at 5930
Mullen Road SE in Lacey, Washington on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 2:00pm.


Elizabeth Osberg August 06, 2022

Good friend Tumwater , Washington

Darrin you were such a good friend to me. I will miss you. You will be missed by us all who’s hearts you touched.

Dava Wharton (Merifield) August 08, 2022

First wife Coeur d’alene , Idaho

Darrin, you are on my mind every moment of every day lately. I feel like you were stolen from the world. It was so unfair. I wish so many things were different. I wish life had been easier for you. I will miss our texts on holidays and birthdays. Your service was beautiful. Not a dry eye in the house. I love you

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