Northwest NEWS

August 17, 1998

Valley Special


   Lydia Bobbyete "Bobby" Vipperman. Bobby Vipperman, a longtime resident of Duvall, passed away Friday, Aug. 7 in the company of her two children.
   Bobby was born April 3, 1925 in Dow, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Riley Vipperman in 1996.
   She is survived by her daughter, Carol Vipperman of Seattle; son, Don Vipperman of Onalaska; two grandsons, Kyle and Andrew and sister Pauline Allen of Lompoc, CA.
   Jim and Bobby were pioneers in the Christmas tree industry when they established Vip's U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm in Duvall over 20 years ago.
   At her request, there were no services. The family suggests donations in her memory to Evergreen Hospice and the Healthcare Foundation. Arrangements by American Memorial, Renton.