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Louise V. Kippert

LOUISE V. KIPPERT Louise V. Kippert (n‚e Valdez), of Santa Fe, passed away Friday April 11, 2014. She was born to the late Joseph and Joanne Valdez, August 2, 1956, in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Louise Graduated from Santa Fe High in 1974, and received a B.B.A. from the College of Santa Fe, in 1978. She graduated on the Dean's List and was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. She married Paul M. Kippert on May 19, 1978, and they lived together with their daughter Marinda L. Kippert in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After working as an Assistant Vice President for Banquest Corporation of New Mexico, she joined the Senior Services Division of the City of Santa Fe, where she worked 20 plus years. Louise loved assisting Seniors at the Center. Louise was a member of the NJ ROTC in high school, and a member of the New Mexico Army Reserves. Louise was preceded in death by her father Joseph Vincent Valdez, and her father-in-law Robert J. Kippert Sr. She will be greatly missed by her husband and daughter, by her mother Joanne M. Valdez, and by siblings: Joseph V. Valdez II (Theresa), Alice R. Valdez, Robert M. Valdez (Viola), Richard A. Valdez (Dee Dee), Mike J. Valdez, Elizabeth M. Valdez (Tim Herrera). She is also survived by her mother-in-law Jeanne M. Kippert, and in-laws: Robert J. Kippert Jr. (Kim), Thomas C. Kippert (Cindy), Karen J. Blix (John): as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special family friends Shirley Dennis (Grandma), Jeanne and Brianna Dennis. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 15th, at Berardinelli Mortuary (1399 Luisa St. SF NM 87505) from 4-7 pm. A rosary will be recited at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, April 16th, at 1 pm at San Isidro Church (Old Church 3552 Agua Fria St.) with interment to follow at Memorial Gardens (417 Rodeo Rd SF NM). A reception will be held at 3 pm at the Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Services Center (1121 Alto St.). In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Lupus Foundation; 2000 L. Street NW Suite 410, Washington D.C. 20036. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600, Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Apr. 15, 2014
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