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Royleen Marie Tipton

May 31, 1945 February 11, 2018
Royleen Marie Tipton
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Royleen Marie Tipton passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her home in Hot Springs Village, AR. She was born in Kalamazoo MI on May 31, 1945.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Kathleen (Tolle) Tipton.

Royleen demonstrated leadership, strength, a love for life and all it entailed. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1967 and began a very successful career as a teacher, coach, Athletic Director and Department Chairperson in Maine Township District 207. Her 33-year career consisted of many memorable events including the development of an outstanding physical education curriculum, with a strong staff of teachers and activities to meet the needs of all students. She was inducted into the Maine West Coaches Hall of Fame and the Illinois State Athletic Hall of Fame.

After arriving in Ely, Minnesota, she found the perfect place to spend summers, where she pursued her love of travel, spent hours devoted to biking, hiked and fished. When her lifetime love for golf ignited, she joined the Ely Golf Club where she was an active member of the Golf Board. The ladies league was where she used her talents as a golf teacher, rules interpreter for the group and their first-place golfer several years in a row. The junior golf program benefited from her generosity by purchasing youth club sets, building a chip and pitch practice area, and other materials for the club. She will be remembered for the countless clinics and lessons she so willingly gave.

Royleen spent her retirement years battling Chordoma Cancer. Her fierce fight against all odds allowed her to play golf, ride her motorcycle and give hope, love and many blessings to all those she encountered.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church with Rev. Patti Butler officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Chordoma Foundation, Essentia East Range Hospice or Arkansas Hospice.

A second Celebration of Life will be held in Ely, Minnesota in May.

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Celebration Service




10:00 AM 2/20/2018 10:00:00 AM
Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church

700 Balearic Road
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church
700 Balearic Road Hot Springs Village 71909 AR
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Chordoma Foundation

PO Box 2127
Durham, NC 27702.

Essentia Health East Range Hospice

901 9th St N, Medical Arts Building Suite 215
Virginia, MN , MN 55792

Arkansas Hospice 628 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, Ar 71901


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