Dateline: September 16, 2004


Funeral services for Verdie Mary Tipton, age 85, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2004, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Jim Aveni, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Clarendon, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Tipton died Monday, September 13, 2004, in Clarendon.  She was born March 15, 1919, in Grandbury, Texas, and had been a Clarendon resident since 1937.  She married Ernest Arron Tipton on August 31, 1935, at Poolville, Texas.  She was an avid quilter for more than 35 years and had worked as a rural route mail carrier for several years.  She was a volunteer at the Donley County Senior Citizens Association and was a member of the local quilting club.  She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

She was preceded in death by her husband on October 14, 1985.

Survivors include one daughter, Stella Ann Boatman of Davis, Oklahoma; one son, Edgar “Eddie” Leroy Tipton of Malakoff, Texas; one sister, Donna Rider of Houston; three brothers, Jess Woodard of Wichita Falls; Herman Woodard of Weatherford, Texas; and Cecil Woodard of Salt Lake City, Utah; five grandchildren, Donnie Schaffer, Tony Schaffer, Jerry Schaffer, Pam Camarillo, and Kellie Boren; 13 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; and special friends and neighbors, Ann Bunyan and Pat McCombs.

Casket bearers were Calvin Schaffer, Jerry Schaffer, Tony Schaffer, Donnie Schaffer, Jess Woodard, and Herman Woodard.

The family requests that memorials be to Odyssey Hospice in Amarillo or to Shepards Crook Nursing and Home Health Care in Clarendon.

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