Kip Wayne NORTH

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  • "Nancy Riley,Tucson, Arizona"
  • "I can't believe Kip passed away, he was such a great guy...."
  • "It's been many years since I've seen Kip, but memories of..."
    - JeanMarie (Anderson) Moore
  • "Penny and Family. We are deeply saddened to hear of the..."
    - Rob Palmour
  • "Penny and Jake - Kip was one of the first people I met at..."
    - Bonnie Gonzales

NORTH, Kip Wayne of Tucson, AZ passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 in Austin, TX from a heart-related incident at the age of 73. Kip was born June 23, 1944 in Fullerton, CA to George and Ivy North, but soon moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Kip was an active and curious child, always building things, playing with his sister, Lynda; friends, and members of a large extended family. He built all manner of motorized scooters, tinkered with cars, and toys, and spent many a weekend waterskiing with family and friends. He played football for Central High School. Friends and family have heard countless stories of his childhood on the family farm, and the sorts of trouble they could find in large groups of similar-aged cousins with time to kill. He graduated from Central High in Phoenix in 1962 and the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ in 1977. He married Penny Ellen Sage in Tucson, in 1969. Kip and Penny gave birth to a son, Jacob in 1974.  Kip and Penny were happily married for 48 years until Kip's passing. They were involved and supportive parents, helping at school events, soccer tournaments, bike races, and other events. Kip worked for Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon as a contract negotiator for many years before retiring 11 years ago. He enjoyed many hobbies such as cycling, fishing, building model airplanes and boats, and shooting sports. Kip was also an accomplished landscaper, and he and Penny hosted many a meal cooked in their outdoor kitchen and served in their outdoor dining room and patio. Kip had a knack for pleasant conversation and humor, and was well liked by all who knew him. Many people have contacted the family after hearing news of his passing to relate a fond memory, a laugh, or how Kip was a positive influence. Kip is survived by his wife, Penny; his son, Jacob and daughter-in-law, Darlene and his sister, Lynda.  Kip will be cremated in Austin, TX this week and his family will host an informal celebration of life Saturday, December 9, 2017 at noon at Casa de Feliz at Hacienda Del Sol, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson, AZ 85718.


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Providence Funeral Home
604 Highway 95 North
Elgin, TX 78621
512-281-2340
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Dec. 3, 2017
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