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Betty E. Phipps

Betty E. Phipps

Dec 4, 1924 - Nov 25, 2022

Betty E. Phipps - Obituary


lizabeth “Betty” Evans Phipps, 97, a longtime resident of Annapolis, passed away peacefully at Baywoods of Annapolis on Friday, November 25. The wife of the late Louis “Buster” N. Phipps, Jr., Betty was born on December 24, 1924 in Washington, DC to the late Judd and LaVaun Evans. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and later the Strayer Business College. After graduation, she had a career in the hotel and hospitality industry, first at Pocono Manor Inn, PA, as Director of Sales for 11 years followed by 10 years as Office Manager of Robert F. Warner, Inc., International Hotel Representatives in Washington, DC. In 1970, Betty married the love of her life, Louis, and moved to Annapolis to join him and his 6 children. During the next stage of her life in Annapolis, when not busy raising the family, she enjoyed being a member of the Brooke Manor and US Naval Academy golf clubs. She especially loved golfing with the Navy Ladies’ 9-hole group. She was also involved with the Severn School PTA, Zonta International and was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. Betty relished the time she was able to spend at her condo in Ocean City, MD, attending Navy football games and the many hours spent boating on the Chesapeake Bay with her family. In addition to her husband and parents, Betty was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Evans and her niece, Carol Evans. She is survived by her six children, Sherri Murphy, Louis N. Phipps III, Wilson (Betty) Phipps, Annie Lee (Raymond) Mobley, Luke (Kelly) Phipps and David Phipps (fiancé Sandy Fraley) along with her 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Also important in her life were her nephews, Dean and Jim (Barbara) Evans. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association alzdonate or a charity of one’s choice. The funeral service and burial will be private. Condolences may be offered using the Memories tab on this page.