WEBSTER PLANTATION - Pearl Hazen Jipson, Sr. 96, husband of Theo Emma (Dill) Jipson, passed away Dec. 27, 2014 at a Lincoln hospital, with his wife and family at his side. He was born March 3, 1918 in Prentiss, the son of Pearl Edward and Estella Jane (Boyd) Jipson. Haze was a World War II veteran of the Army from 1942 to 1945, serving in France and Germany. He served the town of Webster in many capacities for over 50 years, and at one time owned the old Webster school house which he and Theo donated back to the town and is now used as a Town Office. He was a farmer, a woodsman and plowed snow for 47 years. For years he was a member of VFW Post 1438, was a member of Forest Lodge of Masons and Anah Temple Shrine, and was a member of the Springfield Congregational Church. In addition to his wife of 67 years, Theo, he is survived by six children, Bonita and Kenneth Whiting of Danforth, Susan and Dennis Irish of Lincoln, Annette and Francis Jandreau of Lincoln, Hazen Jr., and Robin Jipson of Webster, Brian and Karyl Jipson of Lincoln, and Betty Herschel of Sanford; many, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Kathy Gogan, Frances Robinson and Annette Osgood. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Annalee Scribner and eight siblings, Kenneth Jipson, Evelyn Worster, Hazel Bishop, Angie Boyington, Robert Jipson, Marion Worster, Lorraine Worster and Richard Jipson. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, during which time a Masonic Memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Alice Lester officiating. Spring interment will be in Jipson Family Cemetery, Webster. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Care of Maine in honor of his daughter Annalee. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  December 30, 2014