Iris Ann Tipton Obituary
CISCO- Iris Ann Tipton, 58 of Cisco.
Iris was born in Andrews, Texas on January 10, 1958 she went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 5, 2016.
She graduated from Cisco High School and went on full Track Scholarship to Texas A & M, upon completion of her degree
she went on to coach and teach in many Texas schools including Conroe, Justin and Snyder. She eventually found herself
teaching in Riverside California at a school that emerged from a mission church she had helped to build while on a mission
trip to the area. She taught all grades from high school to elementary.
Iris also was a gifted athlete playing basketball in high school and she also threw shotput, javelin and discuss in high school
setting state record’s in her events and until recently her records from the 1970’s was still in place. She also was a member
of the USA Track Team and threw shot put, discus and Javelin for Texas A & M and was captain of the A & M track team her senior year.
Chesley Stadium in Cisco is named after her great grandfather John Chesley a patriarch family of Cisco.
Iris was very active she taught swim lessons and loved to run marathons. The most important thing to her was her faith she was
known for her loving, kind and generous spirit. She loved and showed compassion to all who meet her and knew no strangers.
She contracted Lupus and her life took on a new battle one of survival she never complained and always had a cheerful spirit.
She succumb to the disease on Monday September 5th at Hendrick Medical Center with her family at her side til she went home
to be with her heavenly Father. She passed while in her mother’s arms the very first arms to hold her were the one’s around her when she left us.
Survived by her mother Wilma Tipton of Cisco, her siblings and their spouses Dianna and Gerry Webb and Debbie and Greg Callahan and
Drew and Alex Tipton of Cisco. She had 8 nieces Ashley Grisham, Amber Webb, Nichole Tipton and Shay Reilly, Megan, Courtney, Fancy,
and Willow Tipton and Angel Tipton. She has five nephews, Eric and Brett Webb, Derek Tipton, Dakotah Tipton and Andrew Tipton, Several great
nieces and nephews; She was preceded in death by her father Leonard, and her brother Robert Tipton.
Iris was a great teacher and coach, she taught life lessons. From teaching in Katy, Texas, then Northwest High School in Justin, TX to
Las Brises School in California, she wanted her students to know more than just track and field, volleyball or how to say the alphabet.
When she taught elementary students, she gave them tasks from caring for the classroom pets (and there were many) to classroom officers
where they had to research the animal and or position and report back. She wanted her students to excel in all they did, for life.
She taught them life lessons.
She was a great friend! Thelma and Louise had nothing on our trip adventures no matter where they took us, Texas, California to Belize.
All the way she shared what was important, Christ.
She met many people and that was what they were, people, human beings in need of love and friendship. Even during her illness at
her darkest times, she always looked up and thought of others.
She will be missed, but never forgotten.
A message from JJ Jones on of her sisters of the heart.