Canyon Lakers Debra and Jim Kipp celebrate 42nd wedding anniversary

Debra and Jim Kipp met in 1977 when Jim walked into the tennis shop Debra worked at. “He came in to get his tennis racket restrung,” Debra said. The rest, as they say, is history.

Their first date was to the movie theater to see “Coma.” Eighteen months later, on August 25, 1979, they exchanged wedding vows in the backyard of Debra’s parent’s home in Upland, California.

In 1989, the Kipps purchased a vacation home in Canyon Lake. They relocated to Canyon Lake and became full-time residents in 1992.

Debra and Jim have two children, Richelle and Christopher, and three grandchildren. Having just returned from an 11-day vacation with their grandchildren, the Kipps said they plan to spend their anniversary with a quiet dinner at home.

Debra and Jim Kipp cut into their wedding cake. Photo provided by Debra Kipp.
Debra and Jim Kipp
Debra and Jim Kipp visit Mount Rainier National Park with their three grandchildren. Photo provided by Debra Kipp.

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