OBITUARY

Lila R Fletcher

May 1, 1921September 14, 2016

Lila R. Fletcher, 95, of Tucson, AZ and formerly a long-term resident of Johnson City, TN passed away peacefully on September 14, 2016. Lila was born in Baldwin County, Alabama on May 1, 1921. Lila married the love of her life, Carl E. Fletcher on August 22, 1943. They recently celebrated their 73rd anniversary.

After Carl was deployed to the Philippines during WWII, the couple exchanged letters daily. Today those letters serve as a legacy of love and lifelong commitment. Through the years Carl and Lila had three children and four grandchildren. Their oldest daughter, Carol Meekhof and her husband Ronald Meekhof live in Spring Lake, Michigan. Jean Hoffman, their middle daughter, and husband Rick Hoffman reside in Castro Valley, California. The Hoffmans have two children, Daniel and Matthew. Karen Wiese, their youngest daughter, her husband George Wiese and two children, Benjamin and Megan live, in Tucson, AZ. Lila was a devoted wife, mother and friend.

Holidays and get-togethers were always important to her. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Before moving to Tucson to be with family, Lila was actively involved in the Johnson City, TN community. She was passionate about her home church, Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church and served with United Methodist Women in leadership roles. She supported those less fortunate delivering meals through Meals on Wheels and flowers to the hospital. As president of the Johnson City Garden Club and involvement in other organizations, she worked tirelessly beside her husband to conserve the beautiful Tennessee landscape. Lila was energetically involved in the lives of her daughters as a Girl Scout Troop leader and school activities.

A Private Committal Service & Interment will be held at Mountain Home National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Gospel Rescue Mission (Women’s and Children’s Center), 707 W. Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ 85705; Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church (United Methodist Women), 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601; or Meals on Wheels, 1550nCrystal Drive, Ste. 1004, Arlington, VA 22202.

The family of Mrs. Lila Fletcher is in the care of Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park.

Services

  • Committal Service & Interment

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Memories

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May 29, 2017

Mom, Thank you for all the loving things you did to raise us and for your steadfast love for my father and the your strong faith in Jesus.
See you in Heaven!
I love you,
Your daughter, Jean

October 8, 2016

Uncle Carl, Karen, Jeannie, Carol, I am very sorry for your loss. Aunt Lila was a special person and we had many good times when your family came to visit in NC. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Shirley

Denise Fontes

September 20, 2016

My deepest heartfelt condolences Carl, Carol, Karen, and the rest if the family. I was touched by the love, and dedication Lila, and Carl had for one another, and caring for them was a great pleasure. She will be missed!

September 19, 2016

Karen and Family-I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much she meant to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Joyce Dillon

Kris Kelley

September 18, 2016

Carol and Karen and all of Lila's lovely family. Your mom was a special lady and I know she will be missed, but you were so blessed to be part of her life for so long. Celebrate the great memories. Love and prayers, Kris and Mark

September 18, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. Carol is a good friend and I want to express my sympathy to you all.
Love,
Mary Miller

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY