Suzanne Coday - 1963
Update for 50th Reunion
Coday Lippard (September 20, 2013)
We moved to Columbia
from Seymour, MO in 1949 when my dad got a job with the Columbia
Missourian. I attended Ridgeway through fifth grade and sixth grade at
West Boulevard. After graduating from Hickman, I attended Mizzou from
fall of 1963 through the fall of 1965. I began working full time at the
Law School Library at Mizzou in 1966 until 1969. In the fall of 1969, I
moved to Fayetteville, AR to work at the U of A Law School library where
I met my ex-husband. We married in 1970 after he graduated from law
school and moved to Booneville, AR, where he set up his law practice and
we raised our family.
We had three
daughters: Lisa, born in 1972; Laura, born in 1973; and Lesley, born in
1975. I finished my degree commuting to ArkansasTech University and
began teaching English, Spanish, Speech, and Journalism in Magazine,
AR--a very small school, but I loved it. Divorced in 1984 and eventually
moved back to Columbia, MO in late 1989 to help take care of elderly
Upon returning to Columbia, I began working as
a cataloguer at Ellis Library on the Mizzou campus where I still work!
Plan to retire at the end of 2014! Still love my job and working!
My daughters are all in Arkansas:
Fayetteville, Centerton (Bentonville walmart country), and Maumelle
(basically Little Rock). I have four grandsons and a granddaughter and
four granddogs! Really did enjoy my years in Arkansas, so will move back
there when I retire. Yes, I have a family of razorbacks and have to
admit I have called the hogs a time or two or a lot! Always will be a
Mizzou fan, so now that we are in the SEC, those inevitable AR vs MO
games will be interesting to say the least.
Having grown up in an academic community,
living in a small town in Arkansas was real culture shock for me.
However, I grew to love it dearly, and as much as I love Columbia, I do
still miss my small town in Arkansas. Will miss seeing my fellow '63
classmates, but will be in Arkansas. Hope everyone has a fabulous time
at the Reunion!!
The "Kids" — with Suzanne Coday Lippard,
Tom Coday (by Suzanne) and Carla Coday Haggard (far right)