Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, Ena Joyce Chipman completed her long and fruitful journey as wife, mother and mentor. Born Feb. 22, 1929, to V. L. and Ena Inez Elliott in Sweetwater, she grew up in West Texas, graduating in 1946 from Sweetwater’s Newman High School. Matriculating at Hardin-Simmons University, she subsequently, in 1948, met and married Stanley D. Chipman. In the following years, she established a home, produced three children and completed baccalaureate and master’s degrees.
Joyce Chipman began a teaching career in Sweetwater. Moving in 1968 with her family to Lubbock, she taught life skills with patience, skill and love to generations at Thompson and Dupre elementary schools, retiring in 1992.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Stanley D. Chipman of Lubbock; a son, William D. Chipman and wife, Ernestine, of Irving; daughter, Suzan N. Mayfield and husband, Ron, of Granbury; daughter, Mary Jane Litton and husband, Allen, of Lubbock; grandson, Jason Mayfield and wife, Fran, of Katy; granddaughter, Melissa Hamor and husband, Jason, of Ft. Worth; great-granddaughters, Addy, Cori and Kara Mayfield of Katy and Elizabeth Hamor; a great-grandson, Jeremiah Hamor, of Ft. Worth; and a sister, Sarah N. Baulch and family of South Texas.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel from 9-10 a.m. where funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Please visit www.resthavenfuneralhome.com .