OBITUARY: Tina Lee Tracy


Tina Lee Tracy, a loving and compassionate soul, passed away on May 12, 2024, at the age of 62, at home surrounded by her children.

Born on August 16, 1961, in Las Cruces, NM, and moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, at the age of 2. Tina has spent recent months in Cottontown, TN.

Tina attended Elmwood High School and Penta Career Center.

Tina had a zest for life and enjoyed spending time with her family, whether playing cards, bowling, fishing, or simply listening to music or watching TV. Tina cherished every moment with her loved ones.

Tina was an Ohio State football, Detroit Red Wings, and Las Vegas Raiders fan. She also enjoyed NASCAR. Her favorite artist was Alan Jackson.

Described as loving, authentic, resilient, witty, compassionate, selfless, genuine, honest, and hardworking, Tina never wanted to burden others with her own troubles. She found immense joy in being surrounded by her family, and her proudest accomplishments were her children, Brett Pogan Jr and Nicole “Nikki” Vestal, as well as her cherished grandchildren, Alex Bovia, Kaily Caldwell, Lillian Vestal, Macy Pogan, Vivvian Vestal, and Laney Pogan.

In her professional life, Tina dedicated 27 years to BGSU. Her dedication and hard work were evident in everything she did.

Tina had a deep and abiding faith in the LORD, finding comfort, peace, and joy in Scripture. She treated others with kindness and followed the golden rule of treating others as she would like to be treated.

Tina grew up attending Cloverdale Methodist and later attended Victory Chapel until her health prevented her from doing so.

Tina lovingly assisted her Aunt Bev in caring for her grandmother, Lillian Deerwester, and was a dedicated caregiver to her Father and Mother in their times of need.

Tina is survived by her siblings, Jerry and Donna (Dehart) Tracy in Cleveland, TN, Joe and Jackie (Current)Tracy in Haskins, OH, Terri (Tracy) Brooks Jerrycity, OH, and Jim and Linda (George) Tracy in Cygnet, OH; her children and their spouses, Brett Pogan Jr and Casey (Irons) Pogan in Toledo, OH, and Nicole “Nikki” Vestal and Robert “Rob” Vestal in Cottontown, TN; her grandchildren; her aunt, Beverly “Bev” Deerwester in Fostoria, OH; her aunt, Clarice Tracy in Cincinnati, OH; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special mention of Jim Engelman in Wayne OH having been friends for nearly four decades.

Tina is preceded in death by her parents, William “Bill” Tracy and Janet (Deerwester) Tracy. Her Grandparents Herman Tracy and Flossie (Chamblin) Tracy and Mark Deerwester and Lillian (Smith) Deerwester. Her stillborn son, Ronald Todd Tracy. Her brother-in-law, Denny Brooks. Her Uncles Mark Deerwester and Virgil Tracy. Her Aunts Virginia, Ruth Ellen, and Yvonne.

Tina’s kind heart, loving spirit, and unwavering dedication to her family and others will be deeply missed. She leaves behind a legacy of compassion, selflessness, and love that will forever be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to know her. May she rest in eternal peace and joy.


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