MayBelle Kathleen Lipking

August 2, 1925August 9, 2018

On August 9 during the twilight hours, MayBell went to heaven, as was her wish. God granted her desire to join all her loved ones who had preceded her, especially her husband David Lipking, sister Norma Joyce, and her faithful companion dog Kuma. She was very adamant about her desire to leave this earth, peaceful and grateful for a life well lived. Some of MayBelle’s passions in life were history, specifically Native American, and her love of the Mojave Desert, which she explored extensively. She did a lot of traveling and enjoyed many interests. Being a daredevil, she was a pioneer kind of woman who completed many items on her bucket list. Also, her faith in God, which she practiced and seriously studied, which impressed all with her knowledge and inquisitive mindfulness. She never knew a stranger or animal. Her friendliness and honesty always left people with a smile and fond memory. MayBelle passed peacefully at home surrounded by family. As was her style, she left all her family and many friends with grace and dignity. For everyone she knew she left a fun, happy interesting, educational and fond memory.

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush Of birds in circling flight. I am the star shine of the night. I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room I am the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die


MayBelle Kathleen Lipking

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Pat Schoffstall

August 15, 2018

This is sad news for all of us here at the Mojave River Valley Museum.
MayBelle has been a very important part of our organization for years and we miss her beautiful face
and lovely manner.
Rest well, you sweet lady, we will all miss you for a very long time.