William C Phipps
Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 1/8/2009 at 17:41:57
William C. Phipps, 87, of Aurora, CO died on December 30, 2008.
Bill was born in Boone County, Iowa on May 25th, 1921.
He joined the US Army Air Corps on January 5th, 1941 serving with the 10th Fighter Squadron in France and Germany in WWII. He married Catherine L. Mougin in Orlando, FL on June 9th, 1942. After the war, Bill and Cathy resided in Yale, IA until recalled to active duty for the Korean War. His decision to stay in the US Air Force led his family to reside in Florida, France, Kansas, Japan, Hawaii, and finally Colorado. Bill retired from the US Air Force after 26 years with the rank of CMSgt. He worked for the US Air Force as a Civil Servant from 1967 until his retirement in 1983.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cathy, in 2000, and a daughter, Cathy Ellen, in 1948. Bill married Gwen M. Zinner in 2001 and enjoyed traveling to see friends and family. Gwen passed away on December 13th, 2008. Survivors include Sons – Craig (Sharon) and Kim (Rhonda), Grandsons – Derek, Jeremy, and, Corey, Great Granddaughters – Delaney and Kannon.
He is also survived by two sisters – Kathryn Naeve and Beth Schwartz of Boone, Iowa, and a brother – Harris Phipps of Manhattan, KS.
A memorial service will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11373 E. Alameda Ave. in Aurora on January 6th at 10 AM.
Source: Boone News Republican
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