"Dignity without compromise"


Eva Jewel Tygart passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at her home in Tucson, AZ. Eva was 90 years old. Eva Jewel was born on August 21, 1912 in Saffell, AR to Hugh and Daisy Mae (Birmingham) Brickey. She married Hampton B. Tygart on February 8, 1932 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Eva was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. She was a Methodist. She was a long time employee of American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Daisy (Birmingham) Brickey. Husband, Hampton B. Tygart. Four brothers, Audry, Ezra, Lenvil, and J. R. Brickey. Three sisters, Ruby Dorothy Yakopec, Iva Wyrick, and Dora Kinser.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Tygart. One son and daughter-in-law, Hampton "Sonny" and Joan Tygart. Seven grandchildren and spouses, Eva Cristina and John Harris, Gina Rodriguez, Susana and Jorge Nava, Sandra Rodriguez, Debra and Vernon Geiger, Carlisle "Tony" and Thairy Rodriguez, Walter Rodriguez and Terrie Eisensee.

Other survivors include Eleven great grandchildren, Marcela Rzemien; Miguel Salcedo; Jorge and Michelle Nava; Carol, Rebecca, Maria, and David Rodriguez; Andrew "Andy" Tygart; Carlos and Alejandro Rodriguez.

Eva also lives behind several nieces and nephews.

Services will be announced by the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.