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North Powder, Oregon
Ida “Joyce” Tippett, 76, of Wallowa, a former North Powder resident, died Nov. 12, 2004, at La Grande.
Her memorial service was Nov. 20 at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Burial was in the Enterprise Cemetery.
Joyce was born May 20, 1928, in La Grande to Edward Alvin Davis and Hattie Meyers Davis of North Powder. She grew up in North Powder, where her grandparents, John Samuel and Susan Dealy Davis, homesteaded. She attended North Powder schools and was a graduate of Powder Valley High School.
She married William S. “Bill” Tippett on Sept. 6, 1946, at Wallowa Christian Church. Joyce worked as a bank teller for several years before retiring. She was a member of E.S.A. Gamma Theta Sorority and Enterprise Ladies Elks.
She enjoyed volunteering at Wallowa Senior Center and Food Bank, bowling, working in her yard and spending time with her family.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband in August 2001; and a sister, Susie Cecilia Gorham, who died in May 2003.
Survivors include her daughters, Cathy A. Kiesecker and her husband, Garold, of La Grande and Sheri Ominski and her husband, Mitchell, of Portland; five grandchildren, Martina Kay Struck, Darrin Lee Kiesecker, Richard Lee Engeldorf, Rachana Lai and Katina Marie; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth V. Davis and his wife, Mary, of Wallowa and Clayton A. Davis of Seattle; sister, Jackie April, of La Grande; and sister-in-law, Joanne Tippett of Clackamas.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 3, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor