Tonie La Della Malone Gipson

Lipan, Hood County, Texas, USA
Death 4 Apr 2002 (aged 92)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Beeville, Bee County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 100060932 · View Source
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Tonie Malone Gipson, 92, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, in San Antonio.
Funeral services were held at Galloway and Sons Funeral Directors chapel Sunday, April 7. Interment followed with graveside services at Glenwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Kenneth Flowers officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Malone, Steve Malone, Dean Williams, Kenneth Tibbs and John Hardin.
Mrs. Gipson was born in Lipan, Palo Pinto County, to Ira Ernest and Lillie (Kirkpatrick) Malone on Feb. 1, 1910. As a toddler, she moved with her family to Papalote. The family later settled in the Orangedale community, where she was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mrs. Gipson was educated in the public schools and graduated from Miss Lucy Morris' School of Business in Beeville in 1929.
She began her career as a legal secretary to Judge R.L. Cox in Beeville. During World War II, she was employed at a legal firm in Corpus Christi. She married Sam H. Gipson on Dec. 14, 1940, in Corpus Christi. The couple resided in Corpus Christi, Killeen and Beeville, where her husband was instrumental in the construction of military bases. The family resided in Beeville for several years, where their two children were born.
Mrs. Gipson was preceded in death by her husband in 1979. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Hazel Malone and Harper Malone Williams Vinson.
She is survived by her children, James Gipson and Mary Ruth (Kenneth) Tibbs; two sisters, Zaner M. Stokley of The Woodlands and Berna M. Timlin of Houston; two brothers, Edgar Malone of Beeville and Ira E. (Virginia) Malone of Houston; and many nieces and nephews.
Galloway and Sons Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100060932
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tonie La Della Malone Gipson (1 Feb 1910–4 Apr 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100060932, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Beeville, Bee County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sue Lilley (contributor 47263401) .