Carol Fae Lippincott

Long time Chelan resident Carol Fae Lippincott passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on January 12, 2020.  Born in Elkhart, Indiana on January 1, 1927, Carol was the 4th of 4 daughters born to Ora and Hazel Berkey.  In 1951 Carol took a fateful trip to visit her sister and brother-in-law who were stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor Washington.  It was during this trip that Carol was introduced to Navy Chief, George Lippincott.  They began their life together on December 27, 1951 while George was stationed in San Diego. Over the next 8 years she and 3 children made their homes at Pearl Harbor, NAS Whidbey Island, and NAS Alameda.  Much of this time Carol served as a single mom while George was out on ship deployments.  Upon George’s retirement from the Navy the family began a new chapter in their life in Chelan, Washington where George served on the Chelan Police force and Carol began making their first full time home.  This was the start of the era in their lives where their house became the place where all of the kids and friends met after school and on weekends.  It was about this time that Lana (Lamkin) Barton became one of mom’s special kids.  Mom was always there to give encouragement, advice or an opinion to any of her “kids”.  Later, Carol went to work packing apples for Trout in Chelan, where she worked until her retirement.  In their spare time Carol and George were avid golfers and spent many hours on the course in Chelan.  Since the course was surrounded by sagebrush Carol was never far from George and his famous “snake club”!  As the family grew to include sons-in-laws and grandchildren, George and Carol purchased a boat and enjoyed many happy hours fishing and skiing with friends and family.  This was remarkable since Carol did not swim and could often be heard telling the kids not to go too deep…while she was firmly planted on the beach!  Of course, the kids took full advantage of this so Carol was a nervous wreck by the time she got home.  About this same time Grandma and Pop bought a motor home and began a new set of adventures travelling around the western US and Canada visiting friends and family.  Carol was an amazing mom, grandmother, mother-in law, and friend who taught us all a lot about love, laughter and how to be a Seattle Mariners fan!  She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Verda and Verna, husband George, son James (Jimmy)  and son-in-law Gordie Novich.  She is survived by her sister Jean Leek, sister-in-law Joyce Lippincott, daughters Marsha Novich  and Barbara Henderson (David), grandchildren Kaylee Novich, Eric Novich (Sarah), Beth Millard (Kelly), Andrew Henderson, Jenny Pederson (Jake), and great grandchildren Dillon Novich, Lily and Greyson Pederson, many nieces and nephews.  The family is planning a celebration of Carol’s life at a later date.  The family wishes to thank the many fine caregivers at Confluence Health & Hospice for their loving care and support for Carol and her family these past months.  
Condolences for the family may be sent to Precht Rose Chapel  at Prechtrose.com.  
In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging donations to The Salvation Army at https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/ways-to-give/.

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