Joye Oliver Tripson

Profile Updated: January 4, 2020
Residing In: Victoria, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Robert N. Tripson
Occupation: Retired educator
Children: *Daughter, Leann, born 1969, as of 2011,
*Family now living on 10 acres in Hutto, TX .

More…2020: update: Daughter, Leann Ortiz widowed for 5 years. Teaches special education science at Hutto High School. Still lives on the 10 acres with fewer animals. Mostly cats, dogs, donkeys and goats at present time.

2020:grand-daughter, Riley (22)completed 2 1/2 years at Texas A&M, now living at home as she is doing substitute teaching in the HuttoISD. She cooked an awesome Christmas dinner.

2020:grandson, Trevor graduated from Georgetown East View HS in 2018. Attended Austin Community College for one semester, now working as night manager of Subway in Hutto.

They are busy with every day life. We see them as often as we can.

2020 Update: So blessed to be living where we do and enjoying life with so many wonderful people in the Victoria area.
My time is spent volunteering in several areas: At First United Methodist Church,I am a Stephen Leader (lay-caregiving program), Prescription Assistance Program, sing in choir, helping to update our church library. Community wise: have trained to work with American Red Cross, co-ordinated the service center during Katrina and Rita, have also done the Armed Forces Emergency Service, which keeps the military and their families connected.
God has blessed us in so many ways, just can't help but give back even in retirement.
Working on class reuions has been some of my most special times. Connecting old friends and creating new relationships for the future has been and continues to be one of life's blessings for me. Thank you for letting me be a part of such joy!

Summmer 2011
*Alaskan Cruise in July, grandchildren now 12 and 14, daughter and husband having a great time on their 10 acre ranchito in Hutto, TX with minature donkeys, goats, cows, chickens, dogs and cats.
Robert and I are still busy singing in church choir, volunteering at the church, he helps coach the Univeristy of Houston, Victoria baseball team, which means I am still attending ball games.

Summer 2012
Took a 5 day trip to Washington, DC with our grandson, Trevor, 13 and grand-daughter, Riley, 15. Was the same trip taken with their mom when she was 12. Security has changed in DC since that time, but we felt secure, but not thwarted in our activities. The world is still swarming our our nations capitol: it is an amazing place. Definitely "bucket list" item.
Still enjoying our small pool and spa in our backyard. Thankful for health, friends, and country. Watching the elections, we are not perfect, but not planning on changing my citizenship any time soon.
2013: not sure where it went.
2014: planning our 55th class reunion in October. Also will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in December. Not sure what our plans are for celebrating.
2015-2016: October had cataract surgery, November discovered breast cancer, early detection; had lumpectomy in Jan 2016, no need for chemo, 33 radiation treatments finished April 4th. All treatment done in Victoria with a great support system.
We are busy with our church, Robert is District Pres of United Methodist Men and on the conference Board of Ordained Ministry; I am lay leader for church, sing in choir, work Rx Asst program at church, answer phone 1 day a week, help organize church library and choir inventory, plenty to do. We are so blessed with our health (need to loose some weight) but still able to move.

School Story:

As most of you, we began at Patti Welder. My activites at VHS were, Victoriadores and Drama Club.
Graduated: Victoria College 1961
Graduated:Southwest Texas College 1963
Taught school in Victoria, met husband Robert(married 43yrs).
Taught in San Marcos, Falfurrias, and Victoria. Robert coached VHS varsity baseball for 17 years. Therefore, I have been a "stingaree" for a long time.
We retired in 1997. Have traveled some, volunteered a lot, and enjoy our grandchildren who live in Hutto.
Travels include: trip to England, cruise out of Galveston, paddleboat cruise up the Mississippi, Atlanta Summer Olympics, Spring Training in Florida, trip to Baseball Hall of Fame, Niagra Falls, and Canada, two week cruise to Alaska...planning more.

Planning to attend 64th Reunion, Fall 2023?


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Dear Joye…am sorry to miss the upcoming Reunion…just can’t make it work…Will miss visiting with everyone and please tell them hello from me…and thanks to you all who work so hard to put everything together…
Love to all..

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1st > I'll wish you "The Best" for your upcoming birthday. More importantly, please know that we all appreciate ALL OF YOUR EFFORTS & LABOR that are apparent to support this website. We/I don't say Thanks often enough but please know that it's an important thing that you do on our behalf. We love & respect you. Now.....go do something special just for you.

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Joye, I appreciate you being our special conduit back to Victoria from way up here in NW Arkansas. Helps me (and all the others) keep in touch with our home town. Keep on keeping on.

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Joye Oliver Tripson & Elizabeth Bowen, wife of John Bowen (deceased)
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60th Reunion, still trying to facilitate, looks like 50th reunion (same jacket) Ha!!
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Robert Tripson, husband of Joye Oliver Tripson
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Robert Tripson always loves talking with John Zimmer.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:42 PM
May, 2009, VHS 50th reunion, trying to be facilitator .
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Spring, 2011, Hutto, TX @ home of grandchildren, Trevor 12 & Riley 14 w/ Penny the dog and Gigi (Joye)
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Left; 1997 Retirement Dinner Victoria ISD: Joye 30 years elementary, Robert 17 years Varsity Baseball, sub-varsity football, Elem. PE coordinator.
Right: 2003, Dance at the Westerner, Victoria, TX
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Granddaughter, Riley, 11, Daughter, Leann, 39, Grandson, Trevor, 9