|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1943|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 2012|
Barbara Ann (Tipton) Lopez, 69, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 at her home.
She was born and raised in New York City, N.Y., to George L. and Hertha P. Tipton.
Barbara worked as an executive administrator at Ferromet Steel in Fort Lee, N.J., until her retirement in 1997.
In the early 1960s she taught adult education literacy programs in Harlem.
Barbara moved to the South in 1971 and founded the S.O.S. Animal Shelter in Enterprise, Ala., in the mid-1980s.
While raising her daughter, Mrs. Lopez was active in the Girls Scouts of the USA program, serving as a scout leader.
She was also a member of the Holly Hill Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association.
Barbara reconnected with her high school sweetheart, Ralph Lopez, in 2002 and moved to California to be closer to him and the couple wed later that year.
In 2004, they retired to Columbia where she became involved in the veterans community.
Mrs. Lopez is survived by her husband of 10 years, Ralph Lopez, of Columbia; her father, George Tipton, of Englewood, N.J.; her daughter, Laura K. Grimes, of Enterprise, Ala.; her sister, Mary Jane Tipton, of Teaneck, N.J.; and her father-in-law, William DiBenedetto, of Hollywood, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Hertha Tipton, in February 2009.
Dambacher Mountain Memorial Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 14, 2012
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