Obits 9-26

Bill Shipp, 77
Mr. Bill Shipp, 77, of Cheshire, Ore., died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, in Cheshire, Ore.
He was born on May 19, 1926, in Portales, to Madora and Joseph H. Shipp.
He grew up in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Ysletta Griffin on Aug. 12, 1947. He worked as a painter and dry waller until his retirement. In 1961 he and his wife moved to Oregon. They returned to Portales in 1975. Family members said he enjoyed fishing and making road trips in his motor home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a son, Allen Shipp.
Survivors include a son, Ron Shipp of Portales; a daughter, Charlotte Nickolaus of Cheshire, Ore.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Conley Moore of Alamogordo and Doris Johnson of Portales.
Scott Reeves will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be his family and friends.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery.