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Steven Burdell Tipping “Tip”, 64, from Ogden, Utah, rode his last horse across the finish line on December 28, 2021. He was born on February 3, 1957 in Ogden, Utah, to Shirley McGrady and Burdell Tipping. He grew up in Ogden, Utah and Windsor, Colorado.

Steve spent his younger years in rodeo, riding buck ponies, oxen and calves. He rode in the Coca Cola Cowboy portion of the Ogden Pioneer Days rodeo.

While attending Weber High School, he began wrestling, riding bulls and racing horses. He surpassed all of them, but decided to pursue a career in the horse racing industry. He traveled all over the country riding and driving horses for about 30 years. He was the lead jockey at Rupert, Burley, and Pocatello, Idaho.

For those who knew him well, knew that he had a special flair for working with animals, animals were probably mostly able to understand him better than humans.

Steve was a very hard worker and expected others to be the same. After his racing career ended, he had a variety of jobs. Most recently he worked for the Nutraceutical Company, where he made many friends who treated him well.

Steve enjoyed being outside, joking around with his animals and everyone.

The survivors include Steve’s brothers and sisters; Janet Lind, Tammy (Terry) Yates, Shannon (Almario) ByLilly, Erin (Jeff) Smith, Matt (Krystal) Tipping, stepsisters; Kathy (Tim) Weber, Beverly Ziemer, Barbara (Kevin) Oeth, Elena Ayala and stepbrother; Damian Ayala, former stepmother Pam Tipping and current stepmother; Gloria Ayala Tipping, together with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. His parents preceded him in death; Burdell Tipping and Shirley (John) Martindale, brother-in-law Tim Lind and stepsister Sonya Ayala.

Steve has always been on the lookout for the other and wants you to do the same.

Instead of flowers, please donate on Steve’s behalf to your preferred charity or the Humane Society.

There will be a small get-together with friends and family to celebrate Steve’s life at a later date when we can meet outside.

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