Longtime La Jolla resident turns 101

By Jonathan Horn

Staff Writer

Another year means another birthday for Georgeanna Lipe, who celebrated her 101st birthday last week.

Originally from Nashville, Lipe moved to La Jolla in 1936 when her husband, Dr. JT Lipe, accepted a position as a local physician. The couple moved to La Jolla sight unseen after Dr. Lipe completed his internship and residency in Rochester, N.Y. He practiced general medicine on Prospect Street.

Georgeanna, who graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in medical illustration, opened an art gallery on Girard Avenue, featuring her watercolor paintings.

“She was very successful in selling her artwork,” said her son, Steele Lipe, adding that her paintings became so popular that they can now be found all over the western United States.

Georgeanna and JT Lipe, who passed away in 1993, had three children in La Jolla. Steele, now a resident of northern Virginia, was their first child, born in 1938. The couple then had two daughters, Terry Jordan and Susanna Aalbers, who is now the vice president of the Holiday Bowl football game.

The family lived in several homes in La Jolla, including the one now owned by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Georgeanna Lipe now lives in Carmel Valley.

Related posts:

  1. St. James prepping for rummage sale
  2. Melbo makes ‘star’ list
  3. Meet, mingle at Town Council ‘Sunsetter’
  4. Donations take a hit, but giving continues
  5. ‘Favorites’ awards: Eight wines make 2009 list

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=11596

Posted by on May 26, 2010. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Del Mar couple to present program about Bhutan at Solana Beach Library September 1, 2014
    Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts. […]
  • Carmel Valley Boy Scouts climb Mount Whitney September 1, 2014
    Several boys from Boy Scout Troop 765 (Carmel Valley) made the climb to the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states this summer. They spent the summer hiking the tallest peaks of Southern California, preparing for their hike of Mount Whitney. These peaks included Mount Baldy, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio. The boys made the 22-mile round-trip tr […]
  • Multimillion-dollar renovation complete at Hilton San Diego Del Mar September 1, 2014
    Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms. “This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property, […]