Jewel O. Lippard, 93-year-old Woodward resident, died Monday, April 10, 2006 in the Crystal Wood Village in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2006 in the Fifth Street Church of Christ with James Rucker officiating. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Jewel Okla (Patterson) Lippard was born April 30, 1912 in Warren, Okla., one of nine children born to John Calvin and Jessie Kate (Tinney) Patterson. Jewel had a twin brother, Ewel who died as an infant. When Jewel was a child the family moved back to the Breckenridge, Texas area. The family then moved to Moran, Texas when Jewel was 12-years-old and she attended school there. Jewel moved to Eastland, Texas where she met and was married to Eugene "Victor" Lippard on January 21, 1932 in Eastland, Texas. To this union they were blessed with three children, Betty, Gloria and Eugene Victor Jr. In 1937 they moved to Odessa, Texas where Victor worked in the oilfield. They lived in several towns during the oil boom, including Ringwood from 1950 to 1963. They moved to Woodward in 1967 and in 1969 moved to Hennessey where Victor worked for Hall Jones Oil Company. They moved back to Eastland and after Victor’s retirement from the oil field they moved back to Woodward in 1986. Victor preceded her in death on July 21, 1992.

Jewel was a member of the Fifth Street Church of Christ. She enjoyed quilting and enjoyed giving her quilts to family and friends. Jewel was a loving mother who always put her children first in her life.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Marlatt and husband Lesly of Woodward; Gloria Fox of Woodward; one son, Eugene Victor Lippard, Jr. and wife Judy of Enid; 14 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband, Victor, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Leona, Dovi, and Margaret, five brothers, Edward, Mack, Ewel, J.P., and John, one great-grandson, Stevie Marlatt and one great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fifth Street Church of Christ Building Fund with the funeral home as custodian of the fund.

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