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Beatrice “Bippie” Stoalabarger Grubbs ’44

Beatrice “Bippie” Stoalabarger Grubbs ’44, a publicist and mother, died peacefully at her home in Vero Beach, Fla., on Sept. 6, 2016. She was 94.

Bippie graduated from Swarthmore in 1944 with degrees in English and economics. She worked as a publicist for the American Rose Growers Association in New York City. She married Okla Gatewood Grubbs in 1948, and they moved to Connecticut where they raised three children. In 2011, she moved to Vero Beach full time after splitting her time between Vero Beach and Connecticut for more than 20 years. Bippie was an avid bridge player and a three-time winner of the women’s golf club championship at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, Conn.


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