Her first trip was a month in Italy, traveling by train, which allowed her to stop at the remote villages along the way, on her way to the larger, world-famous cities. Rome became her favorite. Her days there were spent sketching and drawing the monuments and architecture she had only seen in books, and visiting all of the great museums.
Later, she spent time living in Berlin, studying the German language and culture.
Her enthusiasm for new places and new people was never-ending.
A few years ago, she returned to Oklahoma, living in Norman and working as an international accountant in Oklahoma City. She was very happy to be back in Oklahoma, and returning to Oklahoma allowed her to spend time with her mother, who lives in Ada. She returned to live in Ada in November 2012.
She was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and she supported their charitable operation, the Matthew 25 foundation.
She had a loud, frequent and infectious laugh, and was always up for spontaneous artistic expression, whether it was acting out Shakespeare plays in Washington Square Park in North Beach in San Francisco or playing and singing electric rock and roll music with the Busbys, her childhood friends, at the Busbys’ Cabin near Ada, all night long until the sun came up.
Her father, James L. (“Jim”) Armstrong, of the home, passed away at age 89 in January 2011.
She is survived by her mother, Tish Armstrong, of the home, her brother James L. Armstrong, Jr., of Oakland, California, and her brother, Richard Haney (“Haney”) Armstrong, of San Francisco, California, his wife, Caroline Armstrong, and their children, Cole and Claire Armstrong.
If friends wish to, they can make donations in Tisha’s memory to the Matthew 25 charity of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ada.
Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.