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Martha McCallum Tygard

Posted By Nashville Cremation Center On February 10, 2015 @ 9:42 am In Obituaries | 7 Comments

Martha McCallum Tygard, aged 86, died peacefully on February 5, 2015 following a short illness. Martha was born on 5/28/28 in Christiana, TN as the fourth of five children to the late Charlie and Lizzie McCallum. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, brother Charles “Buddy” McCallum, sisters Mildred Foster, and Sarah Minor. Survived by sister, Kate Holden of Christiana, TN; and sons, Walter Scott (Sandi) Tygard and Charles (Judy) Tygard; grandchildren Kathleen Tygard, Chandler Tygard, Jill Mertes, Jennifer Tygard, and great grandchildren Megan, Matthew, and Macey Mertes all of Nashville, TN.In addition to raising her two children she was devoted to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Martha was a lifelong gardener, cook, game show enthusiast, and bingo player. Family and friends were Martha’s passion and delight.A Celebration of Martha’s Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the J. L. Turner/YMCA/Fifty Forward Center on Wednesday, February 18 followed by lunch and a ceremonial Bingo Game. The Monday Community Center Bingo Group and the Wednesday Silver Sneakers Exercise Class will be honored guests.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fifty Forward Transportation Services, J L Turner/YMCA Center, 8101 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 37221. Condolences may be offered online at www.NashvilleCremationCenter.com. NASHVILLE CREMATION CENTER, 8120 Sawyer Brown Rd. Bellevue, (615) 678-4832

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Condolence from Adam Dread & Leslie Darling on February 11th, 2015 12:40 pm

Dear Charlie & Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. She sounds like she was quite a remarkable woman, and lived a full life. You are in our prayers.

Condolence from Adrienne Ames on February 15th, 2015 1:56 pm

She sounded like a delightful and wonderful woman. Thinking about you and sending much love, Adrienne

Condolence from Jane and Paskel Harmon on February 15th, 2015 5:31 pm

Martha was a dear sweet friend of ours and we already miss her.
It just didn’t seem right last Monday to not go by and pick her up for our Monday Bingo.
We loved having her there as much as she loved going.

Condolence from Kay Kilpatrick on February 17th, 2015 10:29 am

My daughter, Katy, and I lost touch with Martha after twenty plus years of
love, laughs, and tears. No one could have a better or devoted friend.
Martha had “fire in her belly” and gold in her heart.

Kay and katy

Condolence from Jim Hodge on February 18th, 2015 8:37 am

So sorry for you loss; may your memories be pleasant ones.

Condolence from Ann & Andy Neuman on February 19th, 2015 10:44 am

Scott, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Chris McCarthy on February 25th, 2015 2:37 pm


I was so sorry to hear about Martha’s passing. She was a great lady and homemaker and inspired me in so many ways.

First, I remember the clean and immaculate home she made for your family. I can just see her in the window washing it and hanging up new ironed and starched curtains. Secondly, I remember what a great cook she was. Martha was one of the great care givers and she was truly interested in the welfare of others. Both of these qualities inspired me in my life.

Finally, Martha taught me to fish. I have carried that skill with me all over the world and owe her a debt of gratitude for those lessons.

Mostly, I know that Martha was blessed and proud to have a son like you!

Take care

Chris McCarthy

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