Carolyn C. Hippard passed away on the 24th of June 2012. She was born on the 28th of August 1926 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and moved to Houston in 1932. Carolyn graduated from Lamar High School in 1943 and from the University of Texas in 1947 where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She married James Joseph Hippard, Sr., in 1946, and later taught school at Chapelwood Methodist Church for over 20 years. Among other numerous groups, Carolyn was continuously active in the Bridge Club she and some of her high school friends formed in the late 1940s. She had many close and dear friends.|
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Way Cheesman and Dale Carroll Cheesman, Sr.; and her husband, James Joseph Hippard, Sr.
She is survived by her sister, Barbara Cheesman Groves, and her brother, Dale Carroll Cheesman, Jr.; children, Ellen Hippard; Margaret Brand and husband Jim; James Hippard, Jr. and wife Mary Lou Keel; Claude Hippard and wife Helena Karlberg Hippard; and George Hippard and wife Allie. Grandchildren, Trevor Tingle and wife Caroline; Clayton Tingle; Heather Brand and husband Mark Schatz; Beth and Jessica Brand, Greer, Connor and Colleen Hippard; Carolyn and Jaclyn Hippard; and Clint Hamilton. Carolyn is survived by her great grandchildren, Marlo Schatz and Byrd Tingle.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until eight o'clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 27th of June, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
The memorial service is to be conducted at noon on Thursday, the 28th of June, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where the Rev. Stuart Bates, Rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church, is to officiate.
Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family at a reception in the adjacent Pavilion.
Prior to Thursday's service, the family will have gathered for a private interment at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that contributions be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, c/o Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, 50 Briar Hollow Ln., Ste. 310W, Houston, TX, 77027; or to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5018.
Published in Houston Chronicle from June 26 to June 27, 2012