Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at Hems Brothers Mortuary in El Centro, Calif., for Wyman Lincoln "Tip" Cline, 96, of El Centro who passed away at the El Centro Regional Center on June 15, 2007. Burial for Tip will be private.
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Tip was born on Aug. 4, 1910, in Great Falls. He and his wife, Beulah, and family moved to the Imperial Valley in California in 1955.
He was a cattleman all of his life, having worked for Heber Cattle, Allied Cattle, Phillips Cattle, Capital Cattle and Kershaw Feedyards. He was also employed as a brand inspector at Anza Packing Co. for the state of California. Tip was featured in the 2nd Anthology of the "Cattlemen of Imperial Valley" and is the 65th cousin of Abraham Lincoln.
His hobby was making canes and giving them away. He was a member of First Christian Church of El Centro.
Beulah, his wife of 62 years, preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 1996.
Tip is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Wymona and Ross Carroll of Townsend, Kay and Tom Fisher of Gallatin Gateway, and Tanna and Rod Culp of El Centro, Calif.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Lynn of Imperial, Calif., and William and Marilyn of Seeley; brother, Robert "Shorty" Cline and sisters, Cora Jensen and Maxine "Dearie" Hemund, all of Montana; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the First Christian Church Sunday School, 450 S. Waterman Ave., El Centro, CA 92243.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 21, 2007