Maryann Tiger, age 70, loving mother, sister and friend, passed away in her home unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
Maryann was born in Wagoner, Okla., to John and Mary Tiger on Dec. 14, 1943.
She was a resident of Solano County for more than 40 years, living in Suisun City and Fairfield, as well as Oxnard, Calif., for many years.
Maryann worked in the transportation industry for Laidlaw Bus Company for over 20 years. She was also a member of the American Eagles, past “State Mother of California” (2000-2001). She loved to sew and was a master seamstress. She once worked for the U.S. Navy sewing for the troops. Her other passion in life was her heritage with the American Indian Muskogee Nation in Oklahoma, which she was an active member to this day.
Maryann is survived by her daughters, Lisa McCloskey and husband Glenn, of Jackson, N.J., and Trisha Meisinger of Suisun City, Calif.; sisters, Andrea Vogel of Green Valley, Calif., Carol Chapman and husband Gary of Fairfield, Calif., Sally Johnson and husband Rodney of Fairfield, Calif.; brothers, James Tiger of Vallejo, Calif., and Pat Tiger and wife Kelley of Fairfield, Calif.; grandchildren, Ryan McCloskey and Erin McCloskey of New Jersey and Justin Hulsey of Calif.; and many nieces and nephews who she loved and cherished. She is also survived by her other two “girls,” Lucy and Chloe, her puppies.; and her very special friend, Carlene Hall, who has been by her side for many years.
Maryann was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Andrew (Butchie) Meisinger; father, John Tiger; mother, Mary Tiger; and brothers, Keith Tiger and Merle Tiger.
Please join us at 1 p.m. Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, at at the VFW Hall in Suisun City, Calif., to celebrate Maryann’s life and family.
Arrangements under the care of Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, Calif., 94533, 707-425-1041.