David Jason Hipply

January 30, 1940July 4, 2018

David Jason Hipply, 78, passed away on July 4th, 2018 in Clackamas, Oregon. He was born on January 30, 1940 in Akron, Ohio to Frank and Elizabeth Hipply. He was the youngest of the four children. He attended South High School in Akron. David graduated from Oregon State University with his Bachelor’s Degree. He then attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he received his Master’s Degree. On November 28, 1964, David married MaryAnn Battistuta in Akron. They moved to Arizona, where David worked for the Game and Fish Wildlife Department. David and MaryAnn then moved to Oregon in 1968, where they have lived ever since. David worked as a Biology Teacher at Gresham High School for many years. He also worked for Mt. Hood Community College as part time faculty in his early teaching career. In addition to teaching, David enjoyed gardening, wood carving and having lunch with his friends. He will forever be remembered as a wonderful husband and loving father. David was preceded in death by his parents and siblings. He is survived by his loving wife, MaryAnn Hipply and his daughters, Denise and Marie. A Celebration of David’s Life will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Timberline Room at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham, Oregon.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 18, 2018

David Jason Hipply

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Tina Ison

July 14, 2018

I still tell stories of Mr Hipply to my teenagers. I always felt I learned so much in his class.

Diana (McKerahan) Paukner

July 13, 2018

He was such a wonderful science teacher he has such a great rapport with the teenagers something that takes quite a talent by the way. Anyway he was joking around with us kids in biology class and we were all 15 or 16 years old when he made a comment about how stupid we could be he said something like and how old were you when you quit believing in Santa Claus and one of the boys piped up 15 and he just roared laughing. When I raise my hand and he said yes and I said and a timid voice (made the joke batter); what do you mean there is no Santa Claus, that seem to bring him great joy he thought that was quite funny. He was always joking with us whether it was dumb jokes or something to do with biology he always made learning fun. He was the one we always knew we could come to if we had a problem whether it be with school work or personal. He will be missed .