Leta May Shipman, 92
Leta May Shipman passed away quietly at home of natural causes and a battle with dementia on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
Leta was born in September 1927 in North Branch, Kansas, one of three children to Willis and Edna Buster.
After graduating high school, Leta ventured to California to work for Western Union. In 1947 she married the love of her life, Clifford Shipman. She was always by his side for 70 plus years as his copilot through life. She worked side-by-side through Cliff’s many business ventures: bookkeeping at the grocery stores, hauling hay at the ranch, driving nails on the roofs of many houses they built, and deep-sea fishing, to name a few of them. She was an avid yard saler, loving to find her treasures.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Shipman. Also by her parents; her sister, Jean Blaylock; her brother, David Buster; her granddaughter, Katrina Docksteder; and her grandsons, Matthew and Benjamin Shipman.
Leta is survived by her son, Tim Shipman of Nampa, ID; daughters, Kathy (Nick) Pickle of Roseburg, OR, and Shelly (Rich) Cunningham of Nampa ID; thirteen wonderful grandchildren; twenty-seven greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and all their wonderful families.
As per her request there will be no funeral. Her remains will be buried with her beloved husband, Cliff, at the Idaho State Veteran’s Cemetery in Boise.
The Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements; visit their online guest book at nampafuneralhome.com.