- Ione Lorell (Gillespie) Jipson, 86, wife of the late Lewis Jipson, Jr., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Ione was born in Burlington on July 29, 1931, to Iva (Hurd) and George Gillespie. Ione met the love of her life, Lewis Jipson, Jr., and was married Dec 24, 1946. She and Lewis went on to have four boys and live a simple life on the farm in Burlington. Ione loved her pets and her old and faithful friend "Bubba" was by her side when she passed. She was an avid hunter and fisherman. Ione was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She would do anything she could to help someone. She leaves behind her four sons and their wives, Joel and Brenda of Howland, Stephen and Shirley of Passadumkeag, Kendall and Amber of Burlington and Timothy and Joy of Burlington; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Lewis, her parents, and her siblings Nora Dicker, Angie Chase, Georgianna McKenney and Joseph Gillespie. The family would like to thank Ione's extended family, Iris and Mike Wood. They have taken care of our mother for the last six years and have loved her like their own. Words cannot express our thanks and gratitude for all they have done. Friends may call from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Monday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road Lincoln, where funeral services will follow at 1 pm with the Rev. Keith Shorey officiating. Spring interment will be in Mt. Repose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association Maine, 383 U S Route 1, Suite 2c, Scarborough, ME 04074, or may be left at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 6, 2018