Wynn Bedford Phipps, age 82, passed away peacefully at Asbury Park in Newton, Kansas among his family on Monday, March 19, 2018. He was born on July 18, 1935 in Newton, Kansas to Walter and Faye (Lewis) Phipps.
Wynn was a retired retail business owner. Wynn and Lorene enjoyed spending time traveling to see friends and relatives. Wynn loved seeing his family and traveled to Wichita and Utah many times for holidays, weddings and birthdays. Wynn and Lorene took several motorcycle and car road trips seeing all parts of the United States. He spent the last few years working in his shop and garage tinkering either on the 62 Ford Falcon or with the several motorcycle projects.
Wynn loved family gatherings and while he was fighting cancer, he was still able to travel to Colorado in June 2017 for the family reunion of both of his daughters’ families. While there in Colorado he was escorted by his sons in law, grandson and great grandsons to the trails that he used to ride back in the ‘70s and ‘80s for a last look of the place that held such great memories for him, Deckers, CO. Anyone that met Wynn, can tell you that he is a respected, good man, an excellent story teller, an accomplished business man and most of all a family man. He will be so missed by his family and friends.
Wynn is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lorene of Concordia, KS; daughters, Connie Pickens (Randy), Wichita, KS, Jeri Nielsen (Shawn), Tooele, Utah; sister, Jacque Porter, Newton, KS; 4 grandchildren, Kim Woods (J.R.), Carri Pickens (Jason Swain), Megan Chartier (CJ), Taylor Nielsen (Gretchen); 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Duane Phipps.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Harry Hynes Hospice of Newton, Kansas or to the Rebecca A. Morrison House of Salina, Kansas in care of the funeral home.