Richard Tipton
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Obituary for Richard N Tipton

Richard N  Tipton
Dick was an interesting, sincere and thoughtful man, totally without pretense or guile. Possessed of a creative and inquisitive intellect, he always surprised us with his unusual points of view and original wit. He was funny! He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Architecture, but the love of his life was cars. He owned and drove a Formula One race car and was a long-standing member of the Sports Car Club of America. If he wasn’t driving, he stayed involved as a flagger. He loved maps, and spent many hours exploring the mountain roads of New Mexico. Occasionally, he painted beautiful watercolors of buildings and houses he admired. He was a true music-lover. As the son of Albert Tipton, flutist, and Mary Norris, pianist (both now deceased), he became the unofficial curator of their recordings, and also enjoyed playing his father’s flutes. His musical tastes were wide-ranging…Wilco was one of his recent favorites. He enjoyed the rich culture of Taos, and also tried to influence community policy by voicing his opinions at local town meetings. He is survived by his sister, Judy Tipton-Katzman of Manhasset, New York, and his nephew, Theo Katzman of Ann Arbor, Michigan. We are deeply saddened to lose this unique and special man.

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