Laurie Rae Lipp

June 20, 1967 – April 16, 2012

A Funeral Mass for Laurie Rae Lipp will be held Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greybull. Laurie, 44, died April 16 at the Billings Clinic Hospital after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.

A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, April 19) at Atwood Family Chapel in Greybull.

Laurie was born June 20, 1967, in Cody. When she was 7 years old the family moved to Gillette and when she was 13, they moved to Greybull where she attended school and graduated with the Class of 1985.

She married Jack Lipp on June 21, 1986. She was employed at Ohman Chiropractic, Big Horn Federal Savings and Loan and at the time of her death was a real estate appraiser at Wright Appraisals.

Laurie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After battling cancer for many years, she devoted her time and effort as a member and team captain for Relay for Life. She was a member/officer of the Greybull Booster Club for many years and was also involved with a local 4-H Club for several years.

Laurie was a loving, caring person who gave to others without expecting anything in return. Family and friends were the most important things in her life. Everyone she knew was a friend. She will be greatly missed.

Her grandfather Ed Knopp and brother-in-law Mark Lipp preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband Jack; son Matthew and daughter Melissa; her parents Ronald and Patricia Wright and Donald Barnett; her sister and brother-in-law, Carrie and Paul Hesco; two stepsisters, Dena Kittelson and JoLynn Wright; grandmother Joyce Knopp; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Al and Betty Lipp; brother-in-law Mike and Serena Lipp and sister-in-law Jane and Chris Clevenger.

Burial will be at the Donald J. Ruhl Memorial Cemetery in Greybull. A reception will be held following the mass at Jack and Laurie’s home at 3682 Greybull River Road.

Memorial donations can be made at Big Horn Federal Savings Bank, Box 471 Greybull, WY 82426. Proceeds will go to either the Greybull Booster Club or the American Cancer Society.