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Delaine G. "Tip" Tipton Obituary


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“Thank you, Tip, for your service to our country. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - TX

“I’ve been a long time friend of Mike’s and have known the family for a long time. My thoughts go out to Mike and his family as they go through...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Steven McGough - Queretaro Mx

“Betty, I know that you all are gathering today to remember Tip, and wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. You'll surely miss Tip,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah Smith - Austin, TX

“I spent almost as much time in their house as I spent in my own when I was a kid (possibly more), so I know Mr. Tipton was a good man and will be...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: John Irwin - Leland, MS

“Hello, I wish to offer my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Tip, husband, father grandfather and a good friend. As you know,Tip worked in my...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: John Hoffman - Richardson, TX

“Tip and Betty lived across the street from us in Murphy. He was a grandfather figure to our girls and has known my youngest since she was born. I...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Lori Rea - Richardson, TX

“I completely agree with the other comments regarding Tip's congeniality and great personality. I worked with him in the Center for Space Sciences(CSS...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ben Holt - Dripping Springs, TX

“I cannot think of Tip without thinking of his great laugh. He had that smile that always made you wonder what he was up to, but the laugh came often...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Ince - Bedford, TX

“I was Tip's physical trainer for a short time. While it was only a few months, it was a great pleasure getting to work with such a gentlemen. He was...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Tracy Cunningham - Austin


Delaine G "Tip" Tipton, 78, retired research engineer for the University of Texas in Dallas, died on July 26, 2012. Tip was born in Collins, Iowa on April 17, 1934 to Georgia and Leonard Tipton. He graduated from Valley High School in Valley, Nebraska and served in the U.S. Army for several years before going on to graduate from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation he moved to Dallas and worked at Collins Radio, Texas Instruments and the University of Texas in Dallas, where he remained for 24 years. At UTD Tip worked in the physics department designing circuits for university research equipment as well as for NASA space shuttles and U.S. defense projects.

While living in Dallas, he met and married Betty Davol of Austin on April 8, 1967. He is survived by his wife Betty, son Michael and his wife Jennifer, son John, daughter Sandy, and grandchildren Hayes, Georgia, Kate, Anna Beth and Maggie, whom he loved very much. Tip is also survived by his sister Jeanne Dorough, and brothers Carl Tipton and Don Tipton. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Dorothy Tipton Dasher and Lorraine Tipton and his brothers Ross Tipton and Tom Tipton.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful friends and caregivers who offered their love and support.

The family will receive friends at a memorial reception on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at Tarry House, 3006 Bowman Ave., Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Settlement Home, 1600 Payton Gin Road, Austin, TX 78758 or the charity of your choice.