Category Archives: Utah

Dewey A. Whipple, Sr., 120th Birthday Celebration

June 17, 2017 at 3-6 p.m.
282 Eagle Way, North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Eagles Landing HOA Bowery

Start the 120 day countdown for the annual Dewey A. Whipple Sr. Family Reunion. We will be celebrating Dewey A. Whipple Sr’s 120th birthday. Help us discover who is the 120th descendant of Dewey A. Whipple Sr. Those coming will bring your own picnic, lawn chair and/or blanket and items for the raffle. Family dues $5 per family. Drinks and birthday cake provided. Raffle tickets $1 each, $5 for 7, $10 for 14, $20 for 25.

Victoria (Vicky Whipple) Morris 801-298-8522,

Dewey A. Whipple, Sr., Family Reunion 2016

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Place: Barnes Park
1 Barnes Pavilion #2
1220 W. 200 N.
Kayesville, UT 84037

What to Bring
Your own picnic
A favorite dessert to share with everyone
Lawn chair and/or blanked
(we do have a pavilion reserved)
Items for the raffle
Family members

We will Provide
Quilt for the raffle

Family Dues
$5 per family (includes 1 ticket for quilt drawing)

Raffle Tickets
$1 each
$5 for 7
$10 for 14
$20 for 25

Genneal Hooper

Dewey A. Whipple Family Reunion, June 12-13, 2015

We recently received notice of the annual Dewey A Whipple Sr. Family Reunion

Date: Friday-Saturday, June 12-13, 2015
Heber Valley Camp (same place as last year)
6402 E 1200 S
Heber City, UT 84032

Friday night activities will consist of singing around the campfire and telling stories. For those that want to camp overnight, the site has four cabins, each with 16 beds (64 beds total). Bring your sleeping bags, as there are no mattresses or bedding.

A nice paved road leads to the camp “and only the last bit into the camping spot is a nicely graded gravel road.”

The camp has a waterfront with a lake for a small fee.

Bring your own dinner Friday night. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday.

As in past years, there will be a raffle. More information will be forthcoming.

Two Summer 2014 Reunions, in New Hampshire and Utah

My inbox has two announcements (so far) of Whipple Reunions this summer. Here they are, in chronological order:

Dewey Whipple Descendants, June 6-7, 2014, Heber Valley Camp, Utah

Pennie Whipple ( announced the June reunion on March 28 via email.

The reunion begins at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday through 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Email Pennie for the latest information about the reunion to be held at Heber Valley Camp.

John and Adeline Whipple Descendants, August 10, 2014, Otter Brook State Park, New Hampshire

Raymond Whipple announced this reunion on the Whipple Website Facebook page on April 21:

Mark your calendar! Whipple family reunion August 10, 2014 at Otter Brook State Park. ( ). People will start arriving at 10am. If you plan on attending please bring a dish to share. We also have a raffle table with items donated by those attending. There are grills for your grilling pleasure. This in the past has been for the descendants of John and Adeline Whipple but we wanted to meet more relatives so any descendant of Captain John and Sarah are welcome! The more the better! Any questions feel free to contact me.

Dewey A. Whipple Family Reunion, July 13, 2013

I received notice of this year’s annual Dewey A. Whipple Family Reunion.

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Canyon Rim East Pavilion
3100 Grace Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Proposed schedule:


8:30AM Arrival and set up–committee
9:00 Juice, fruit, donuts, served–available throughout morning
Family group photos
9:30ish Family Games
Horseshoe tournament
Raffle ticket sales
12PM Family Meeting: business, Dewey A. Whipple video, raffle
1:00 Taco salad lunch; pot luck dessert
2:00 Co-ed softball game–depending on interest


9:15 “Music and the Spoken Word” broadcast
10:50 Sacrament service, JSMB, 15 East S. Temple
12:30 Lunch?

More information will appear on Shutterfly.

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Reunions prior to 2008 are listed on the main Whipple Website.

Raffle Info for the Dewey Whipple Reunion

Janele Whipple sent additional information about the June 9th Dewey Whipple Family Reunion (mentioned in a previous blog post). Specifically, she encourages attendees to participate in the raffle:

I was reminded that I overlooked telling all of you about our raffle for this year.  We must raise $300 for next year’s reunion and a raffle is a fun way to do it, share our talents and have fun getting handmade items made by those we love.

We have a quilt coming in from Linda Drake (Dick’s daughter) and some paintings and pottery coming from Karen Suisse (Dick’s daughter).   I am still using the hand made cards I got a few years back at a Whipple Reunion.  Thank you to whoever brought those, I love them!  I encourage all of you to bring something for our raffle at the Whipple Family Reunion, June 9, 2012.

Dewey Whipple Reunion June 9, 2012

Janele Whipple just announced the date of the annual Dewey A. Whipple reunion. (See the flyer below.)

Help Janele with the slide show by sending her your favorite photos by Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Send the photos to the email address shown at the bottom of the flyer, with the subject line “Whipple Reunion Slideshow Photos”.

Correction: The address is 963 W. Folsom Avenue (not Flosom).

Mark your calendars now! It’s going to be fun!

Whipple Family Reunion at Camp Atoka, UT, June 3-4, 2011

I received the following from Susan Freeze:

Whipple Family Reunion
June 3rd and 4th, 2011
Friday and Saturday
Camp Atoka
Just 4.3 miles East of Huntsville, UT
on the
South Fork of the Ogden River
Get ready for the Old Style Reunion. There will be camping, fishing, games, geocaching, letterboxing, visiting and an old fashioned campfire with campfire stories and songs. Also the drawing for the Famous Reunion Quilt that Deborah, Susan and Mom (Illa) have been working on since last year’s reunion.
Planned Events
  • Friday start at 1:00 p.m. available for camp setup
  • Friday 5 pm gather at bowery
  • Friday 6 pm dinner (drink furnished)
  • Saturday 8am to 9 am breakfast for the overnight campers (furnished)
  • General camp activities
  • Cleanup and depart by noon

What to Bring

  • Craft to donate for the raffle
  • Friday night dinner
  • Camp chairs
  • Camp gear (if camping)
  • Fishing gear (if fishing)
  • Camping games
  • Warm clothing (gets cool at night)
  • GPS (if you are going to Geocache)
  • Money for the raffle and dues ($5.00 per family)
  • Family photos
  • Camera
Important Information
  • What: Whipple Family Reunion
  • Where: Camp Atoka (a church campground located 4.3 miles east of Huntsville, UT. Less than an hour’s drive from downtown Salt Lake City)
  • When: June 3rd and 4th 2011
  • Why: Help you know who you are, and where you came from so you can determine where you would like to go.
  • How: OK, too many questions. Just pack up and head to the reunion
Contact Information
  • Susan Freeze ( phone: 801-467-4446
  • Bob Harvey ( phone: 801-628-7211
  • Deborah Goates ( phone: 702-283-6095
  • Steve Harvey ( phone) 801-825-1770