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Elizabeth Ann Tipton, 82, of Chesapeake Beach died Feb. 13, 2013, at Washington Hospital Center.
She was born Jan. 4, 1931, in London, England, to George Kenelm and Rhona Field.
She was raised in Kensington, England, until moving to the United States on the Queen Elizabeth when she was 21. She lived in Washington, D.C., and was employed by Covington & Burling law firm, where she met her future husband, Wellstood White “Tip” Tipton. They were married July 2, 1955, and made their home in Kensington, where they raised their family. She was a court reporter during the Watergate case and was later employed at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, retiring in 1995 as a branch chief. She and her husband owned a home in the Willows community, where they would spend their summers, and then moved there permanently upon retirement. She loved knitting, playing bridge and traveling with her family. She was an animal lover and was especially fond of her pets.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999.
She is survived by her daughters, Rhona L. Leffler and her husband, Charles, of Brookeville, Sarah J. Thompson and her husband, Joseph, of Frederick and Lynn M. Tipton of Shady Side; sons, Charles K. Tipton of Chesapeake Beach and Wellstood W. Tipton Jr. of Hagerstown; and six grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Rausch Funeral Home in Owings, where a celebration of her life will be at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Tipton residence in the Willows.
A life celebration service will also be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Poolesville, followed by a reception in the church hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403; or to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 3505, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.