Ruby Mae Lippincott

Ruby Mae Lippincott

Ruby Mae Lippincott, a plateau resident for over 50 years, died peacefully in her home at Lakeside Manor on April 6, 2009. She was 87. Born Ruby Mae Miller on December 29, 1921 in Alton, California, she married Whitney V. Lippincott, Jr. of Fairfield, Connecticut on May 1, 1954. They moved to Enumclaw and raised their children and nearly 35 other foster children. Ruby and Whitney enjoyed traveling with their children every summer for three weeks across the U.S and Canada (every province), missing only Alaska and Maine. Ruby worked for the Enumclaw Post Office for 22 years as a beloved rural carrier to nearly half of the town. She retired in December of 1988 with no customer complaints and only 1 dog bite - guess where? She was preceded in death by her daughter Loretta Lee Lippincott in September of 1977, her husband Whitney Lippincott, Jr. in April of 2004 and her son Robert Lippincott in September of 2005. Ruby was a Native American Indian, "Karuk Tribe of California" Survivors include her sons, Christopher Palmer & wife Mary of Lynnwood, WA; Whitney Lippincott, III & wife Karla of Boise, ID; daughter, Kathleen Backer & husband Bruce of Buckley, WA; son, Greg Lippincott of Olympia, WA; daughter, Kay Lafata of San Diego, CA; sister, Helen Lafata & husband Sam of San Diego, CA; brother, Don Miller of Willow Creek, CA; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to: Casey Family Program (Foster Care) 1300 Dexter Ave. N. #300 Seattle, WA 98109-3542 Memorial Service: Mon., April 13, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier Christian Center with inurnment at Evergreen Memorial Park in Enumclaw. Funeral Home: Weeks' Funeral Home 451 Cemetery Rd Buckley, WA US 98321
December 29, 1921 - April 6, 200912/29/192104/06/2009
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Sharalyn Parker-Lippincott
March 29, 2011
well i hadnt seen my great grandmother for a few years before she had passed away...i remember going to her house every xmas and i remember all those pjs she had made me and my siblings....i miss her greatly and i wish i could have seen before she had passed.....i lovee ... Continue Reading
Lucinda OMeara
October 15, 2010
Ruby Mae Lippincott was a dear lady and will be missed. We adopted her great granddaughter Brianna Lippincott nine years ago. Ruby was there to support us in our adoption and stayed in touch for several years. if there are other family members that we could find it would... Continue Reading
Georgia J. Johnson
May 18, 2010
Ruby and I met in 1954 when we both worked at Dayton's downtown Minneapolis. She was such a wonderful friend to me, and we wrote and called for many years sharing our children, sharing out lives with each other. I had lost track of her too many years ago, however knowing... Continue Reading
Lori Stroud Cross
April 28, 2009
To the entire Lippencott family, My heart aches as the passing of your mother, Ruby has come, she was a wonderful lady, absolutely wonderful lady, I remember the years of spending nights, girl scouts, or just hanging out around the family,your parents made me feel so wel... Continue Reading
Whitney Lippincott
April 14, 2009
Thanks to all who attended the service. It was a great celebration of a great lady's life, with so many friends and family. Thanks to the people who chose to speak, and to those who chose to speak to us afterwards. It was so nice to spend some time with many of you who s... Continue Reading
Darlene Annen
April 10, 2009
Dear family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a wonderful kind and loving. I am a former teacher from Enumclaw (Chris was one of my students) and I also taught sewing classes for Green River Community College (may have a different name no... Continue Reading
Maria Ockenfels
April 10, 2009
To the family of Ruby Mae Lippincott, I am so sorry for your loss. Rubys love for life touched many people, and I am one of them. As you know Ruby, and your dad Whitney (I called him, Pa Pa Whitney, when I was a toddler), met my mother Juanita years ago In Minneapolis, M... Continue Reading
April 10, 2009
My sincere sympathy on your loss. I enjoyed the short time I worked as a Rural Carrier with Ruby. She kept me smiling & laughing. May the Lord comfort you & yours. Sincerely, Susie
Sherri Bentley McQuilkin
April 9, 2009
Please accept my heartfelt sorrow in the lose of Ruby. You all our in my prayers Sherri
Peggy Sikorski
April 8, 2009
Greg and Family, My condolensces on the loss of your mother. She was always mailing books to friends and family! She was definitely a hard working rural carrier. And fast! Always had a smile and hello for you. So proud of her family. God bless! Peggy