Clifton Holcomb Whipps

October 25, 1913October 19, 2013

Entered into Life October 25, 1913. Entered into Rest October 19, 2013.

Graduated from North High School in 1931. Entered Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 1931. Graduated from there in 1940. Drafted in January, 1941 and sent to Camp Shelby, MS to join the 37th Infantry Division of Ohio. After Pearl Harbor an Army order that all college graduates were encouraged to attend OCS schools. Clifton was sent to Ft. Benning, GA to the Infantry School after graduating in class 11, was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry. After training troops for 2.5 years, Clifton was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, then to Captain. Clifton was sent to Camp Houze, TX to join the 103rd Infantry Division to be the Company Commander of Company L 410 Infantry Division. Transferred then to Marseilles, France with over 500 miles of fighting through France, Germany to Innsbruck, Austria. He was promoted to Major, Infantry in January 1947. Clifton was awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, the Bronze Star for Heroism, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge with 3 Battle Stars. Clifton did the best of his ability for Company L 410 Infantry to win that war. He was recalled for the Korean War for 1.5 years and sent to Fairbanks, AK. He married Vivian Ruth Richeson on May 25, 1947. He was the owner and operator of Physicians & Surgeons Pharmacy for 17 years in Columbus, OH. Clifton and Vivian moved to Tucson, AZ in June 1967 for health reasons. Clifton was the Pharmacist for Tucson Medical Center for 5 years, then Tucson General Hospital for 5 years prior to retiring.

Preceded in Death by his loving wife Vivian Ruth Whipps. Survived by son, Steven Philip Whipps, daughter Susan Ruth Russo (Martin), granddaughters Diana Jeanne Kempel (Brandon) and Stephanie Romero (Danny), grandson Thomas David Russo (Carolyn), sisters Lois Mae Billingsley (Ted) and Martha Jean Caliguiri, brothers Ernest Ray Whipps (Betty Jean) and Carl Edgar Whipps (Emma Jean).


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Jenifer Richeson

October 27, 2013

Love you always Uncle Bud and Aunt Boo! Jenifer

dane richeson

October 25, 2013

Jude and I send all our warmth and love to you all during this difficult time. I have such fond memories of Uncle Bud and Boo and will always remember them with affection. Dane Richeson and Jude Humphries

October 24, 2013

To the Whipps,
I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Bud's death, he was amazing playing golf in the hot Arizona sun! All of you have been hit so hard in a very short span of time, our thoughts go out to you. I still remember visiting his pharmacy in downtown Columbus, he would give me all kinds of cool bottles and containers and I would fill them up with colored water! I know I said this about Aunt Boo also but I still was really happy that they both came to our small wedding in Phoenix. again I am very sorry this happened.

much love Robin and cousin Scotty, Katie and Sam

Anne Richeson Amoroso

October 24, 2013

I am so, so sorry for all of the heartache your family has endured- first with the passing of my Aunt Boo, and now with the death of your father/grandfather. Such a dear couple; I wish I had lived closer to them so I knew them better, but the handful of times I did see them they were always very sweet to me. I am impressed by his military background and solid work ethic. He was a man to be admired and respected; someone who lived his life with dignity. We will miss them both so much and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this extremely difficult time. May the grief you are experiencing now someday be replaced by warm memories of times shared w/ the two of them. I believe they are reunited and rejoicing in Heaven right now.

With much love,
Anne (Rich, Sofia & Alex)

October 23, 2013

Rest in peace Uncle Bud.
Jeff and Pribble Richeson and family.

Sam & Margie Richeson

October 23, 2013

So very sorry to hear of Bud's death. He was so close to reaching 100 years old by a matter of days. We were all looking forward to that.....The family of Samuel Richeson (brother of Vivian and brother-in-law of Bud Whipps) send their sincere sympathy to Bud and Vivian Whipps family. They had a wonderful
life and many years together but somehow we all always want more.
Much love to the Whipps family.
Margie and Sam Richeson and family.