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Asheville - Connie Flippo, 66, died on January 8 at her home in Asheville, NC after a courageous 9 year fight with breast cancer.
Connie was a kind and wonderful person who made friends wherever she went. She found beauty in all things - especially flowers, food and antiques. She graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in art, then worked for 30 years as a real estate agent in North and South Carolina. She had a passion for helping others; she served as a guardian ad litem in Asheville. As a young adult Connie traveled the world for 2 years, volunteering and exploring. In recent years she regularly visited the Provence region of France with her husband, Ed.
Connie left behind to cherish her memory her husband, Edmund Horgan; son-in-law, Chris Horgan and wife, Jenna Horgan; daughter-in-law, Shannon Martens and husband, David Martens. She is also survived by her mother, Barbara (Bunny) Flippo; brother, Jeff Flippo; and many family members and dear friends.
A service celebrating her life will be held on Sunday January 19 at 3 PM at the Unity Center, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd., Mills River, NC 28759 (close to the Asheville Airport). Connie asked that all those attending wear bright, joyful colors if able.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Association of University Women, 1111 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 10, 2014