AAUW Las Vegas members and guests enjoy playing Bridge and contribute to the scholarship fund.
For information about Bridge groups, please contact Teddie or Kae. We’re still accepting teams for the annual Spring Tournament.
For many years, Laura Lippold organized the Bridge Clubs and Tournaments.
We are sad to report her passing. We will miss our dear friend and will honor her
by naming a scholarship after her.
Laura Lippold, 81, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. She was born in
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 3, 1930, to Joseph and Mildred Prather. Laura is survived
by three sons, Michael, Jeffrey and David; and sisters, Ruth Margret and Norma.
Laura married Lawrence Lippold in 1949, and attended Peru State College, where
she received her teaching certificate. Her teaching career began in a one-room
schoolhouse before relocating to Las Vega. In 1958, she began teaching for the
Clark County School District. She attended Northern Arizona University, earning
her masters degree and continued teaching in elementary education for 35 years.
Laura’s passions, not only as an educator, included travel, cooking, sewing and
bridge. Of her many charitable contributions to the community, her most recent
was volunteer work at the Cleveland Clinic, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain health.
She was actively involved in various organizations such as the Mesquite Club,
AAUW, DAR, Rich Miz Investment Club, NEA, Alpha Delta Kappa, Epsilon Masters
and several bridge groups organized for scholarship funding. Visitation will be
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, with Rosary following, both at Palm Mortuary, 1600
S. Jones Blvd. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at S. Joseph
Husband of Mary Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave. Burial will follow at Palm
Memorial Park – Northwest, 6701 N. Jones Blvd. Donations can be made to the
American Diabetes Foundation or Catholic Charities in Laura’s name.