Tracy’s Story

Site created on February 20, 2021

As many of you know, our mom (Tracy) has a had a long journey with cancer. After being originally diagnosed in 2004, Mom has had a long battle with almost 600 treatments and many highs and lows.

The cancer is currently in her lungs, adrenal glands, bones, and liver. Her most recent scan showed that the cancer had doubled in almost every area that it is present. After all those treatments and years of fighting, the doctors have decided that it is time to stop the treatments.
We are using this site to keep family and friends updated in one place (and hopefully take the burden off Mom).

 Over the years, we have felt so much love and support from each community we have been apart of. We appreciate your support and prayers.

(Also, I want to be clear that donating on CaringBridge goes to CaringBridge, not to our family. We appreciate the gesture and it is very kind of you, but I want to make sure everyone has a clear understanding of what the tribute is for. Thanks!)

Newest Update

Journal entry by Charis Happ

Last night, our mom passed away around 6:00pm at home. She passed peacefully with Daniel and I at her side. One of her last comments was that it would be nice to be in heaven for Easter; we are sad that she is gone, but glad that she is no longer in pain.

In following her wishes, there will not be a service at this time. She will be buried in the family grave in San Francisco. We are preparing a Celebration of Life party around her birthday in the beginning of June. I will post updates with information when it gets closer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Focus on the Family or you can contribute to a memorial fund to cover burial expenses at

We will be compiling a scrapbook of memories and mementos of Tracy's life. If you would like to create and contribute your own page to the book, use a 12x12 size. Please feel welcome to comment with any pictures and stories of Tracy and ways that she touched your life. You can also email them to

Thank you for all the love and support.

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