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Welcome Morningstar Lipparelli

April 20, 1927 March 3, 2015
Welcome Morningstar Lipparelli
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The family of Welcome Morningstar Aiken Lipparelli sorrowfully announces the death of their Mother, Mom, Grandmother, and Gaga. She was very aware that the day she passed away, March 3, 2015, would be the day she was welcomed into Heaven by her Lord and Savior. Welcome was born in Brookings, Oregon, on April 20, 1927. She was the 7th of 8 children born to Charles Glenn and Junetta Valeria (Hill) Aiken. The home where she was born still stands at the corner of Pacific and Hillside. Welcome’s father worked for the mill until 1933 when he moved the family to Carpenterville, then Pistol River, Gold Beach, and finally to Powers, Oregon, where Welcome graduated from high school. She was very popular in Powers and continued to attend the annual Powers Alumni picnics. This year would have been her 70th year from graduation. In 1950, Welcome married Caesar J. Lipparelli in Pendleton and about a year later, he moved their little family to Elko, Nevada, where he had been born. Together, they had 6 children, all of whom survive: Ken (Cindy), New Castle, Washington; Lonna, Brookings; Larry (Danel), Reno, Nevada; Michael (Julie), Eustis, Florida; Nikki Henderson (Brett), Boise, Idaho; and Tamea Knight (Nick), Elko, Nevada. Welcome and Caesar were married more than 54 years before his death in 2004. Welcome is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Welcome was the last of the 8 brothers and sisters of the Aiken clan. She has nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, and great grand nephews and great grand nieces. Welcome’s Grandfather, Andrew Glenn Aiken came to Oregon when he was only 16 years old. He settled in Coos Bay. For a time, Andrew Glenn was the Sheriff of Coos County. A creek and a road near Coquille are named for him. Andrew Glenn’s Grandfather, John Adams, was the first Patriot found during ancestral research that Welcome used for her entry into Daughters of the American Revolution. She was very proud of her roots that ran very deep in Oregon’s history. Those who knew Welcome always came away with wonderful compliments for her bright smile and gentle words. She was first and foremost a “Lady.” Her family and many, many friends already miss her. It will be a long time before we will realize she is truly gone. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints. Psalm 116:15 A Celebration of Welcome’s life will be on Wednesday, March 11 at 11:00am at Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship (15786 South Hwy 101, Harbor, Oregon). There will be a Fellowship luncheon immediately after the Celebration service at the church. Please bring your favorite dish to share. There will be no graveside service. In lieu of flowers, Welcome had three favorite charities: Morning Star Scholarship - a scholarship started in my mom's memory for secondary education for women associated with the bleeding disorders communityhttp://MorningStar.BleedFree.com or mail to c/o BleedFree, Inc., PO Box 735, Kuna, ID 83634-0735; Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship, PO Box 1500 PMB 206, Brookings, OR 97415; or to the Cape Sebastian Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, PO Box 4681, Brookings, OR 97415. Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.

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