Elizabeth Ann Tipton, 82

February 19, 2013

Tipton, AnnElizabeth Ann Tipton, 82, of The Willows in Chesapeake Beach passed away Feb, 13 at Washington Hospital Center. She was born Jan. 4, 1931 in London, England to George Kenelm and Rhona Field. Ann 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. She and Tip were married on July 2, 1955 and they made their home in Kensington, where they raised their family.

Ann 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. Ann and Tip owned a home in the Willows where they would spend their summers and then moved there permanently upon retirement. Ann loved knitting, playing bridge and traveling with her family. She was an animal lover and she was especially fond of her pets.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband Tip in 1999. She is survived by three daughters Rhona L. Leffler and husband Charles of Brookeville,  Sarah J. Thompson and husband Joseph of Frederick and Lynn M. Tipton of Shady Side; and two sons Charles K. Tipton of Chesapeake Beach and Wellstood W. Tipton, Jr. of Hagerstown. Also surviving are six grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Friday, Feb. 22 from 3-4 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD, where a celebration of Ann’s life will be held at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Tipton residence in the Willows. A life celebration service will also be held at 1  p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837, followed by a reception in the church hall. Memorial donations on Ann’s memory may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403 or the Humane Society, P.O. Box 3505, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. For additional information or to leave condolences visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com, or call (410) 257-6181


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