Mar 5, 1949 - Mar 7, 2013
Resident of Redwood City
Letitia (Tish) was the daughter of Lee and Caroline Showen and grew up in Sunnyvale where she attended Homestead HS. She earned a degree in Recreation Studies from SJSU and served in the Peace Corps in Venezuela. She taught English as a second language locally and in the SJ sister city Okayama with Pacific Neighbors.
In the Bay Area, her career included numerous roles at non-profits, including YMCA and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). She enjoyed and cultivated a large circle of friends and community, and had a non-judgmental affinity for people of all kinds and walks of life. Visit caringbridge.com to learn more.
Tish is survived by her partner, Robert Jarmuz, her brother, Robert Showen, sister-in-law Carla, cousins Stanley, Walter and Raymond Furtak, and Scott and Richard Hight, niece Christiane and grandnephews Taigen and Eben.
She was a member of the Congregational Church of San Mateo, where a "Celebration of Life" is scheduled for April 20th, 2013, at 2:00 pm, 225 Tilton Avenue. In lieu of flowers please donate to NAMI at http://www.nami.org, or to
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Apr. 2, 2013