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Dennis L. Tipps

Died: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 02, 2019
Location: Stevensville United Methodist Church

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Scottsdale, AZ  -  Dennis L. Tipps, Age 79 Passed away January 18, 2019 at home with his beloved wife Patti and Son Denny II at his side. He was born August 19, 1939 in San Fernando, Ca. to B.L and Louise Tipps. Dennis Attended High School in San Ferando, Ca where he played Football and Track. He went on to College at Redlands College in California where he played football. He had a short career with the Dallas Cowboys. He then started a career with the Los Angeles Police Department He was appointed 10-24-1960. He had an amazing career on the department being one of the first members of L.A.P.D SWAT. While on the Department he coached and played for the Los Angeles Centurians Football team. He retired from L.A.P.D on January 1, 1981. He moved his family to Stevesnville, Montana for his boys to have a better life. He became Chief of Police in Stevensville in 1981 and stepped down in 1983. He opened Tipps On Guns and continued that until 2015. He was an amazing Gunsmith where he did normal gunsmithing and even built guns for movies and T.V. shows.. He started coaching track and football in 1983 and coached until 2001.He loved coaching and working with kids. Dennis was a devoted husband to his wife Patti for 45 amazing years. Dennis had three son's, Greg, Shawn and Denny II. Dennis enters into Heaven to be with his mom and dad and son Shawn. He is survived by his beloved Wife Patti, son Greg his wife Nadine, their kids Kyla and her husband Tyson their daughter Elena, Rachael, Monty and Mason, son Denny II his wife Kayla, their kids Dylan, Jadon and Dane, mother-in-law Patricia Dunham, sister-in-law Debbie Hamel, her husband Bob, Coke Kelly and her kids Patti Jo her husband Jimmy and their Kids, Debbie Jo her husband Mike and their Kids, Joey kelly and Jason Kelly and their Families. Funeral Services will be held at the Methodist Church in Stevensville, MT on February 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetary. A Luncheon will follow back at the Methodist Church after.

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Kerry Morris-Hanson
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
Patti, Denny, and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Dennis. He was a wonderful man, a terrific gun show buddy of Daddy's, and always took time to say hello.
Praying you find comfort in all your amazing memories and in Jesus' loving arms.

Eric and Sherril Brockett
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
Patti and family,

So sorry and shocked to hear about Denny's passing. You both were such wonderful friends back when the kids were growing up. I also went to Pierce College, and as you know, Millikan Jr High...so just more ways which we are connected. I always looked up to and admired your husband so much all the years I knew him. Dennis coaching Football, helping me coach baseball, fixing my guns, playing basketball at Lone Rock's gym, along with Shawn, and all the wonderful times we all spent together! I love you and Denny so much, and am so appreciative of having known you and the wonderful memories.
Eric and Sherril

James "JD" Scott
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
I am sorry to hear about Lt. Denny Tipps passing. I grew up in Stevensville and had the honor of meeting Denny while living there. I owe a 30 year law enforcement career to Denny. After meeting with him while he was chief I set a goal of being half as good of an officer as he was. He was a hero to me.

Don and Donna Murphy
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Patty and Denny,
Our thoughts are with you both.
Don and Donna

tom ruffatto
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
so sorry for your loss. I remember hunting and shooting with Dennis. He was a very good hunter and shot. Once we were deer hunting and could just see this nice buck laying in the grass with just his head sticking up. I thought it to be a very tough shot and Dennis pulled up and one shot, one harvested deer. He could do wonders with guns and fix what needed to be done. we all will remember him and miss him tom ruffatto

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