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Shirley Tiplin Smith

October 22, 1924 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 94)

Shirley Tiplin Smith, age 94, of Bellingham passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in Bellingham. She was born October 22, 1924 in Bellingham to parents Schuyler Bulmer and Susanna (Depew) Tiplin. Shirley was a lifetime resident of Whatcom County and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1942. She married Lyle R. Smith in 1942 and followed him for two years during WWII. They had a military family so enjoyed visiting them in Europe, England, Japan, Guam and all but 11 States. Shirley was a life member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and a housewife and enjoyed being involved with Cub Scouts and Campfire Girls as her children grew up. She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle R. Smith of 77 years, her parents, a son Gary D. Smith, daughter Shirley Rae Scheidegger, a brother Robert and his wife Joyce Tiplin and her sister Mavis and her husband Bill Taylor. Shirley is survived by sons Lyle Smith, Jr., Jeffery and his wife JoAnne Smith, daughter In-law Shirley L. Oswald all of Bellingham; 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren; sister Phyllis Thomas and her husband James and numerous other relatives. A graveside service will be held Friday, August 30, 2019, 12:00 Noon at Greenacres Cemetery in Ferndale followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut Street, Bellingham, WA 98226 with The Rev. Jonathan Weldon, Rector officiating.  

Donations may be made to:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
2117 Walnut Street, Bellingham WA 98226

Whatcom Hospice House
2806 Douglas Avenue, Bellingham WA 98225

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