Veda Mae (Tochterman) HAUGHEY A celebration of the life of Veda Mae (Tochterman) Haughey, will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday May 12, at Bellevue First Congregational Church. Mrs. Haughey died in Puyallup on April 7, 2012. She was born on May 10, 1911, to Azelia and Christian Tochterman in Cadiz, Wisconsin. When Veda was 12 years old, the family moved to Idaho. She graduated from the University of Idaho in 1934, with a BS degree in Dietetics. Veda moved to Honolulu, Hawai'i where she served as Head Dietitian at Queens Hospital during WWII. In 1946, she returned to the mainland, married Francis Haughey and continued her career as Head Dietitian at The Doctors Hospital in Seattle until retiring in 1972. For 17 years, Veda volunteered with the ACS, serving women who were also cancer survivors. Over the course of her life, Veda witnessed social and technological changes, but retained her devotion to family, interest in human accomplishments and amazement at the wonders of nature. She left a wonderful legacy of integrity, respecting the earth and honoring all of Gods creatures. Veda was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Leroy, Theodore Sr. and her husband. She leaves a large multi-generational family of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, caregivers and many friends. In lieu of flowers Veda requested donations to PAWS to help the animals she so cared for in life.
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Published in The Seattle Times on April 22, 2012