Dick and Diane Trippet were both born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dick on June 13, 1938 and Diane on September 28, 1939. They met in high school on a blind date and married several years later on June 5, 1959. They moved to Beaver, Oklahoma shortly thereafter when Dick became the Beaver County Attorney in 1963. After two years of service, Dick joined the Beaver Law Firm of Charles and Bob Miles in 1965. In 1967 he and Dwight Leonard formed the firm of Leonard and Trippet and were later joined in practice by Tim Leonard and Jamie Kee. In 1999 the law firm of Trippet & Kee, PLLC was formed and consisted of Dick Trippet, Jamie Kee, Ryan Reddick and Todd Trippet. Other than the deceased, the current members of that PLLC which is now known as Trippet, Kee Trippet & Parsons, are Jamie Kee and Todd Trippet of Beaver and Thad Parsons of Hooker. The firm still remains in the original building but has expanded over the years and is where you can find Dick still practicing law.
Dick and Diane had 4 children. Phil, born in Tulsa, OK and Todd, Brett & Ty, born in Beaver, OK. Phil, Todd and Brett all married Beaver natives. Phil is married to Karen Chockley and has 2 sons, Isaac and Eli and they currently live in Fort Collins, CO. Todd married Sally Baldwin and currently lives in Beaver, OK. They have 3 sons named Blake, Chase & Cole and 1 grandson named Ryland who is the son of Blake and Lisa (Brown). Brett married Susan Brown and currently lives in Forgan, OK. Brett and Susan have 2 daughters, Jenny (now Laverty) & Lindsey and 3 granddaughters by Jenny & Kirby Laverty, Kinzie, Kait, & Reese. Ty currently lives in New York City. All boys were graduates of Beaver Public School.
Diane stayed home to raise their sons but managed to find time to work occasionally. From helping clean the law firm or fulfilling secretarial needs at Dick’s law firm to teaching dance classes, substituting at the school or working at Peggy McFarland’s dress shop she stayed busy. Her favorite though was choreographing 5 musicals between the Beaver and Forgan schools. Diane also took part in different clubs and organizations such as the Friday Club, Music Club, Bible School Coordinator and still today you can find her singing in the Beaver United Methodist Church Choir where she is a long time member of the church.
Dick also participated and held office in many local organizations such as President of the Beaver Jaycees, President of the Beaver County Bar Association, President of the Beaver County Law Library and even President of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce. In fact, he was the president of the Chamber when the first Cow Chip Throwing Contest was held in 1970! Additionally, Dick was past Master of the Beaver Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason in Guthrie Consistory, a member of the India Shrine of Oklahoma City and held several offices, including President, of the Beaver Rotary Club. Dick also coached baseball in the Beaver Summer League programs for nine years and started Beavers’ Babe Ruth Baseball Program. Dick is also a member of the Beaver United Methodist Church and over the years has taught Sunday School, was a youth sponsor, a member of the United Methodist Men and served on many committees. Still today you can catch him Sunday morning’s as an Usher.
Together they enjoy keeping up with their 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Dick and Diane will be married 57 years this June and are proud to call Beaver home.
Congratulations to Dick & Diane Trippet!
This year's Cimarron Territory Celebration's official Marshal & Queen.
Beaver County Chamber of Commerce
Join us for a reception honoring them in the
Cimarron Room at the First Security Bank on
April 14th from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: First Security Bank