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April 10, 2013

Letitia (“Tisha”) Armstrong

Ada —  

Letitia (“Tisha”) Armstrong, 63 years old, of Ada, Oklahoma, died peacefully at home after a short illness on the evening of Wednesday, April 3, in the loving company of her mother and brother.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 17th and South Broadway in Ada, Oklahoma.

Tisha was born on January 10, 1950 in Ada, Oklahoma. She went to Mrs. Mackin’s Kindergarten, where she first displayed her great talent in sketching, drawing, painting and other forms of art. She attended Willard and Washington Elementary Schools. 

As a child, Tisha was part of the famous “17th Street Neighborhood Gang” in Ada, who were barefoot all summer long and spent the long days and warm nights having water fights, playing chalk chase, stepping on June bugs, raising baby raccoons, catching fireflies and running wild. She attended Ada Junior High and Ada High School, from which she graduated in 1968.   

She attended the University of Oklahoma, majoring in art and philosophy, and graduated in the early 1970’s. While at OU, she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi (“Pi Phi”) sorority, where she made many lifelong friends.

She received a Masters in Business Administration from Tulsa University in 1975 and became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. Then she started her 40-year professional career as an accountant specializing in income tax. 

She was married in 1973, and lived with her husband in Norman until they divorced in 1980. 

She worked in Washington, D.C. for two years, Los Angeles for several years, and then found a new home in her beloved San Francisco, near where her brothers live. She developed a great love for the city’s opera, symphony, theater and art museums, and lived in the historic North Beach and Theater District neighborhoods.

Tisha was an intrepid and fearless world traveler. Every summer she took several weeks, or sometimes several  months, to travel Europe, with the time to really explore the various places she had dreamed of exploring. 

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