Ralph Joseph Sipple passed away November 23, 2012. Ralph was born December 12, 1918 in Dover, Delaware. Ralph served his country during World War II on the naval ship USS New Mexico. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Audrey Wilkinson Sipple of Apache Junction, Arizona; his son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Faye of Florence, Arizona and his sister-in-law, Ina Wilkinson Hopkins of Dover, Delaware. Ralph and Audrey have 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Lee and Maude Rash Sipple, his brother Austin Sipple and his sons, Robert Ralph and Kenneth Lee Sipple. Ralph served 18 years in prison ministry in Delaware and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Mesa, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Alzheimers Foundation at alzfdn.org. Services will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM at A Wise Choice Desert View Chapel, 9702 E. Apache Trail, Mesa, Arizona. Burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, Arizona.