Gwendolyn Sue Tippit, longtime resident of Tulsa passed peacefully with her son and family at her side on Thursday, May 26, 2016. She was 72 years of age. Sue was born in Seminole, OK to Verl Floyd and Claudine (Watkins) Burley on June 8, 1943. The first part of her life was spent in California, before the family returned to the Sand Springs and West Tulsa area. Sue graduated from Central High School. She began her career in accounting with Skelly Oil Company, later becoming Texaco where she worked for 37 years until retiring in the late 1990’s as a NGL Accounting Manager. Sue’s lived and breathed for her son, grandsons & family. Time with them was her favorite past time. In addition she enjoyed camping at the lake or woods, working crossword puzzles, needlepoint and earlier in her life was a regional champion bowler.
Those that survive and hold many cherished memories are her son – Jeff Tippit and wife Liz of Owasso; three grandsons Jake, Josh and John; a brother Steve Burley of Bristow, OK; a nephew Steven Burley and two nieces Shelly Fillingham and Angela Stottlemyre. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lois Stottlemyre, brother in law Louis Stottlemyre, cousins Jack and Marilyn and her Aunt Betty and Uncle Don.
It was Sue’s request that she be cremated. We welcome family and friends to join us; Sunday June 12th at 3pm at Tulsa Country Club; 701 N Union Avenue as we celebrate Sue Tippit’s life as an amazing Mother, Granny and Friend www.moweryfs.com
I started working at Skelly Oil right out of college in 1976. One of the first Skelly employees I encountered was Sue. She was always so nice and friendly and watched out for me. I remember her as being a hard worker and always wanting to do her best in everything. She was a great friend.
— Doug Eaton, Wednesday – June 8, 2016
— , Sunday – June 12, 2016
Sue and I were good friends going to school together, having fun doubling dating. It seemed we always were laughing and having fun just talking and sharing life together. I have so many fond memories of Sue I will always cherish.
— Nina Jean Emigh Lewis, Thursday – June 23, 2016
Tulsa Country Club
701 North Union Ave.
Sunday – June 12, 2016