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'''Elizabeth Anne Bippus'''<br>
 
'''Elizabeth Anne Bippus'''<br>
'''18 Oct 1952 - 5 May 2011'''<br>
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'''18 Oct 1952 - 05 May 2011'''<br>
[[Capital City Squares]]  '''Memorial panel'''  [[3UL]]<br>
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===Obituary===
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Born October 18, 1952 in Sacramento, CA; passed away May 5, 2011 in Carmichael, CA from complications of ovarian cancer. She was 58 years old.
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A graduate of El Camino High School, Lizz attended local colleges and played fast pitch softball throughout the US and in Canada. She was named All-American Pitcher in 1976 after defeating the defending national champions. After working in the printing industry, she became a Community Forester for the Sacramento Tree Foundation, planting trees throughout the region with at-risk youth and other community groups. Lizz was an avid square dancer, attending gay square dance events with her many friends in Northern California and around the country. Her genuine love of people and joy in life touched everyone she met.
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Lizz was preceded in death by her father Arthur R. Bippus. Survived by her beloved mother, Dorothy J. Bippus, of Carmichael; her brother Rickie R. Bippus (Tricia) and nephew Alex Bippus, of Lodi, CA. Also survived by her loving partner of 15 years, Karen T. Schmidt of Carmichael.
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A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday, June 4 at 11 am at the Central United Methodist Church Social Hall, 5265 H Street (at 53rd Street) Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Sacramento Tree Foundation, Lizz Bippus Project, 191 Lathrop Way, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95815.<ref>''The Sacramento Bee'' (Sacramento, CA) Sunday, 15 May, 2011</ref>
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===Recollections===
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Remembering Lizz Bippus
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Lizz Bippus passed away earlier this month, on May 5, from ovarian cancer, at the age of 58. Liz joined Capital City Squares in 1997 with her partner, [[Karen Schmidt]]. She created the tile "Soda Jerk" for herself, providing drinks for CCS events for many years, and loved being an archangel for Cap City's annual newcomers. Lizz and Karen often traveled to the Bay Area daces, and attended advanced and challenge events and IAGSDC conventions around the country, where they made lifelong friends.
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Over the years Lizz ("with two ZZ's") was also a member of Diablo Dancers, PACE, Lost at C, the TNT's in Roseville, and the Suncoast Squares of St. Petersburg, Florida. But her very favorite venue of all for square dancing was [[Stumptown Stomp]], which she attended every year. Her generosity, enthusiasm, exciting dancing style, and contagious love of squaring up will be missed by all who ever danced in the same room with her. — [[Sonya Cox]]
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===Photos===
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File:LizzBippus1999.jpg|1999
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File:Lizz_Bippus.jpg|Obituary
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File:LizzBippusremembrance.jpg|Remembrance written by [[Sonya Cox]], Capital City Squares member in May 2011
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===Sources===

Latest revision as of 01:09, 2 August 2020

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Elizabeth Anne Bippus
18 Oct 1952 - 05 May 2011
Capital City Squares Memorial Panel 3UL
Diablo Dancers Memorial Panel 1UL
Suncoast Squares Memorial Panel 4UR

Obituary

Born October 18, 1952 in Sacramento, CA; passed away May 5, 2011 in Carmichael, CA from complications of ovarian cancer. She was 58 years old.

A graduate of El Camino High School, Lizz attended local colleges and played fast pitch softball throughout the US and in Canada. She was named All-American Pitcher in 1976 after defeating the defending national champions. After working in the printing industry, she became a Community Forester for the Sacramento Tree Foundation, planting trees throughout the region with at-risk youth and other community groups. Lizz was an avid square dancer, attending gay square dance events with her many friends in Northern California and around the country. Her genuine love of people and joy in life touched everyone she met.

Lizz was preceded in death by her father Arthur R. Bippus. Survived by her beloved mother, Dorothy J. Bippus, of Carmichael; her brother Rickie R. Bippus (Tricia) and nephew Alex Bippus, of Lodi, CA. Also survived by her loving partner of 15 years, Karen T. Schmidt of Carmichael.

A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday, June 4 at 11 am at the Central United Methodist Church Social Hall, 5265 H Street (at 53rd Street) Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Sacramento Tree Foundation, Lizz Bippus Project, 191 Lathrop Way, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95815.[1]

Recollections

Remembering Lizz Bippus

Lizz Bippus passed away earlier this month, on May 5, from ovarian cancer, at the age of 58. Liz joined Capital City Squares in 1997 with her partner, Karen Schmidt. She created the tile "Soda Jerk" for herself, providing drinks for CCS events for many years, and loved being an archangel for Cap City's annual newcomers. Lizz and Karen often traveled to the Bay Area daces, and attended advanced and challenge events and IAGSDC conventions around the country, where they made lifelong friends.

Over the years Lizz ("with two ZZ's") was also a member of Diablo Dancers, PACE, Lost at C, the TNT's in Roseville, and the Suncoast Squares of St. Petersburg, Florida. But her very favorite venue of all for square dancing was Stumptown Stomp, which she attended every year. Her generosity, enthusiasm, exciting dancing style, and contagious love of squaring up will be missed by all who ever danced in the same room with her. — Sonya Cox

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Sources

  1. The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA) Sunday, 15 May, 2011