Frances Boling Tipton went to be with her Lord September 8, at the age of 93.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Carrizozo, NM at 10:00 a.m.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, Texico, NM, on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time). Burial will be held prior to the funeral service at 9:30 a.m. (Mountain Time) at Sunset Terrace Memorial Cemetery in Farwell, TX.
Frances was born July 10, 1929, in Fannin County, Texas, the daughter of Samuel and Grace Jones, who farmed in that community. She attended Wayland Baptist College, East Texas Baptist College, and graduated from West Texas State University in 1951. Frances married Bill Boling on June 5, 1951. They lived in Farwell, Texas, where they raised their four children. She was a junior high school teacher for 24 years in Farwell. After being widowed, she moved to Carrizozo, NM, where she lived near her daughter and her family for 13 years. She moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, after marrying Harold Tipton on May 26, 2007, with whom she had once attended college. They were married for 11 years prior to his death. She then moved to Carrizozo, NM, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Hayden Smith, until her death.
She loved missions and taught the Girls' Auxiliary mission group, helped start a children's bus ministry while at Texico Baptist Church, began the jail ministry for women in Carrizozo, and loved playing "42" dominoes with her senior friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Boling; second husband, Harold Tipton; sister Evelyn Burchel; brothers Nolan Jones, Carrol Jones, and Kenneth Jones; stepdaughters Rita Hayes and Linda Monds.
She is survived by her brother Dale (Eleanor) Jones, children Cheryl (Hayden) Smith, John (Dana) Boling, Terri Boling, Mike (Laurie) Boling, stepson Don (Diane) Tipton, stepson-in-law Roger Hayes, as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Mexico Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 629, Portales, NM 88130.