Cover photo for Shirley Tiplin Smith's Obituary
Shirley Tiplin Smith Profile Photo

Shirley Tiplin Smith

October 22, 1924 — August 21, 2019

Shirley Tiplin Smith

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.  

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley Tiplin Smith, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Graveside Service

Friday, August 30, 2019

Starts at 12:00pm

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Friday, August 30, 2019

Starts at 2:00pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2117 Walnut Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 10

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree