Vada Estelle (Mercer) Pitchford


Vada Estelle (Mercer) Pitchford


Vada Pitchford
Vada Pitchford

Vada Mercer Pitchford completed her earthly journey on March 8, 2015.
She was born in Sherman, Texas, on Nov. 2, 1920, the daughter of Sallie (Legate) and Ernest F. Mercer. She was united in marriage with Louis C. Pitchford, Jr., in 1955 and spent her life loving God, her family and her friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and one brother. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Jack Connelly (Monica), Marilyn Bromiley (Kirk), Michael Healey (Peetsheng), Maureen Earnest (Terry) and Patricia Healey; cousins Earnest and LaNette Young; and a host of friends.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Crawford and 13th Street West, with burial in Mountview Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Louis C. Pitchford Endowed Scholarship Fund at Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI 49242; or to Amani for Africa, USA Foundation, 100 N. 27th St., Suite 305, Billings, MT 59101.

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6 thoughts on “Vada Estelle (Mercer) Pitchford”

  1. gretchen knapp

    What a special woman! Vada was one whom we all strive to be. She was loved by all and we will miss her terribly

  2. Vada

    Teach me, Lord
    even just a little
    of what she knows of You.
    I crave to also spill effortlessly
    Your grace into other’s lives
    like she does.
    Teach me, Lord.

    Kathy Stevens…Thank you, Vada for speaking such healing into my heart.

  3. Carolyn Spencer - Hillsdale College

    Vada was a southern woman to the core with a heart of gold, a wonderful sense of humor as well as a deep and abiding faith in God. She was a wonderful friend and mentor. I will miss our long-distance telephone conversations and correspondence. May you rest in peace with your loving husband Louie

  4. Grigor "Scottie" Hasted

    Vada’s and Louie’s example of caring, genuine friendship made those around them want to be better — they were such fine people. Vada’s smile (as in the photo above) is exactly how I have always thought of Vada. No photo of her could be otherwise, I suppose — it was such a natural, even permanent expression. It said, “I’m so happy to see you — sit with me and tell me how you’re doing.” What a dear, dear. lady.

  5. Earnest "Earnie" Mercer Young

    I am thankful in so many ways for the life & spirit of Vada Mercer Pitchford, a spirit of Grace, Class, Love, & dedication. I am thankful for the many many memories she has left us of times & places we have shared.

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