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Vivian J. Ochampaugh

November 2, 1923 September 20, 2018
Vivian J. Ochampaugh
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Vivian J. Ochampaugh age 94 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Thursday morning September 20, 2018 at her home.
She was born November 2, 1923 in Flint, Michigan daughter of the late Beaumont and Grace Lucille (Phillips) Lavender.
Mrs. Ochampaugh resided in Sturgis for the past year and a half. She had lived in Kalamazoo for many years and her early life was spent in the Detroit area.
In 1941 she married Richard Ochampaugh who preceded her in death July 13, 1953.
Mrs. Ochampaugh was a Registered Nurse for over 50 years working in many facets of the medical field from hospitals, clinics and home health care retiring at the age of 81.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, cooking, sewing, crocheting, playing cards and working crossword puzzles. Mrs. Ochampaugh had hobbies and interests but what she truly loved was time with her family and Eric and Mary’s dog Diesel.
She is survived by three sons: Richard (Barbara) Ochampaugh of Gregory, Michael (Karen) Ochampaugh of Coldwater and Timothy (Deb) Ochampaugh of Howell; daughters-in-law: Carol Ochampaugh of Battle Creek and Trudy Wade of Palm Harbor, Florida; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one son: Bob Ochampaugh; two sisters: Norma Jean Thompson and Audrey Rose Thompson and one brother: Charles William Lavender.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A private gathering of family and friends to honor and celebrate the life of Vivian J. Ochampaugh will be held at a later date.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Ochampaugh’s memory consider Heartland Hospice, 8075 Creekside Dr., Portage, MI 49024.
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