Posted On July 24th, 2011 -


Toot-Z (aka “Vivian”) Tyrrell passed away peacefully on July 10th. She had reached her goal of living a healthy and happy life for almost 101 years. She had her degree in library science and initially worked as a librarian in Chicago’s main library, then worked as the right hand to several Chicago business owners until retiring. After retirement she and her sister Violet Fross (now 91 years young) became Professional Clowns entertaining children and seniors to bring laughter and love into their lives. She was living in Honolulu and is survived by her son, Jack Tyrrell, Realtor and former practicing CPA in Honolulu and his fiancÈ, May Lew. Toot-Z’s wish was to forego having a service and instead her family will have a private celebration of her wonderful life. Donations suggested to The Rainee Barkhorn Charitable Foundation c/o Jack Tyrrell 1288 Ala Moana Blvd #4A, Hon., Hi 96814.

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