Jeanine Tippets Cammack


Jeanine Tippets Cammack passed away Wednesday September 28, 2016 at her home in McCammon, Idaho.

She was born November 8, 1932 in McCammon to Clayton Tippets and Marie Hall Tippets. She attended school in McCammon, graduating from McCammon High school. She was enrolled in classes at Idaho State College for two years. There she studied music education, and has been a piano teacher throughout her married life. She has composed music and three of her songs have been published. There have been orders for her music from as far away as Texas, Australia, Hawaii, and England and all across the Midwest. The Pocatello Music Club has presented honors to Jeanine as a composer and has performed one of her original pieces.

Jeanine married Reed Cammack October 16, 1950, in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple. Their first home was in Pocatello while both attended Idaho State College. They moved to McCammon shortly before their first child was born and have remained in McCammon where they raised their family and made lifelong friends.

Jeanine was employed for several years at Mike’s Music in Pocatello, and later worked at the Cinnamon Tree Gift Shop and Gallery as a file clerk and bookkeeper. Reed and Jeanine have enjoyed their years together raising their family, farming, traveling, and working.

Jeanine has been active in her community and church and in various civic and service organizations. She played the organ and the piano and sang for church, school, and community activities. She served as piano accompanist for many years at the annual operettas directed by H. Leigh Gittins, long-time principal at McCammon grade school and junior high.

She was a soft-spoken, gentle lady, always willing to help with whatever needed to be done and very professional in her accomplishments. She truly represented the model mother, wife, grandmother, teacher, and friend.

Reed and Jeanine are the parents of 3 sons and one daughter: Don and Nancy Cammack, Pocatello; Alan Gene Cammack who died in infancy, Jeffrey Cammack, McCammon; and Sherry and Brad Barnes, McCammon. They have 10 grandchildren: Brett, Brady, Lance, Angie, Shelbie, Brooklyn, Andrea, Wes, Nalani, and Clint, and 24 great-grandchildren.

Jeanine was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Neil Tippets, and an infant son. She is survived by her husband, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A special expression of love and gratitude is extended to Heritage Home Health and Hospice for providing angels who cared for and loved Jeanine during her final illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 5 at 12 noon in the McCammon LDS Stake Chapel. A Viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday from 6-8 pm at the church and Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:45 am. Burial will be in Norton Cemetery. You are invited to send condolences to

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