Betty Jean Tipton – March 1, 1926/July 5, 2015

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tiptonBetty Jean Tipton passed away on July 5, 2015. She was born in Waxahachie, TX on March 1, 1926 to Ruby Lee McCain Few and James Alexander Few. With two older brothers, she was the baby of the family.

When she was a child, her father was severely injured in a construction accident and her mother moved the family to elderly grandparents’ farm in the country. Life on the farm was simple, but full of love and adventures.

While attending Milford High School, she met the love of her life, Herman Tipton. In study hall one day he offered her a stick of gum. That small piece of Dentine led to a life-long romance of over 71 years. Together Herman and Betty raised two sons, Ken and Glynn.

Starting with making uniforms during WWII, she worked to help support her growing family. Her professional career spanned the beginning of computers starting as a keypunch operator and culminating as data entry Supervisor for Atlantic Richfield Oil Company. She retired from ARCO in 1985 after 22 years.

Betty was devoted to her multi-generational family both immediate and extended. She passed on to her granddaughters the artistic sense of color and style that she inherited from her own mother, and which she expressed through her dress, Sunday School projects, and in her home. Throughout her retirement, Betty blessed many others with her beautiful stained glass works, and spoiled her granddaughters rotten. She was at every recital, every play, every school trip, and always with her camera ready to snap pictures.

A faithful member of Overhill Baptist and Hillcrest Baptist Church, Betty was also a Charter Member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church. A dedicated, long-time children’s Sunday school teacher and choir member, she exemplified a Christ-like walk for her family and friends, and never let a Sunday lunch go by without a proper blessing.

Loving wife, supportive mother, and doting grandmother; Betty is survived by her husband of over 71 years, Herman Tipton, two sons, Ken and Glynn, son-in-law, Richard Leger, daughter-in-law, Carolyn Tipton and granddaughters, Erin and Elisa Tipton.

jaynesVisitation with family will be 6-8 pm, Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel.

Interment will be at 10:00 am, Friday, July 10, 2015 at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 4:30 pm, Saturday, July 11, 2015 in the chapel at Grace Presbyterian Village, 550 E. Ann Arbor, Dallas, TX.