Thomas Shipe (1936 - 2014)

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Thomas Lee Shipe

Mesquite

Thomas Lee Shipe

Born June 25, 1936 in Long Beach, California to Esther and Marion Shipe. Joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Okinawa, Japan and El Toro Marine Base in Southern California. Passed away on April 12 in Las Vegas.

He married the love of his life, Jeri Duncan, on February 13, 1960. Tom worked as a banker and university faculty member in Southern California before moving to Mesquite in 2004. Since then he served as a substitute teacher for the Clark County Unified School District, where he enjoyed working with children in the elementary, middle and senior high schools.

Tom was active in Rotary International in California and Nevada for nearly 40 years.

He is survived by his wife Jeri, daughter Cathy of Irvine, CA, daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Robert Harvey of San Diego, CA, and son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Allison Shipe of East Palestine, OH. He also leaves behind two brothers, two sisters and seven grandchildren.

A private celebration of Tom's life will be held in San Diego.



Published in Desert Valley Times on Apr. 25, 2014
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