Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Meutiah C. Daw, 51, Montrose

Meutiah “Tia” Chaerani Daw, 51 of Montrose, died, September 7, 2021.

Meutiah “Tia” Chaerani Daw, 51 of Montrose, IA died Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at her home.

     She was born April 2, 1970 in Makassar, Indonesia, the daughter of Ha Mustari and Hj Ida Zubaedah Rifai.

     On February 15, 2002 Tia was united in marriage to James Daw, Jr.  He survives.

     Other survivors include one daughter, Carolyn “Carrie” Daw of Montrose, IA, her mother, Hj Ida Zubaedah of Bandung, Indonesia,  four sisters, Diah Marwijanti Ambarsari, Intan Nurcahya, Yanti Kusumawardhani and Irma Widyastuti all of Bandung, Indonesia.  She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Karen Colvin (Chuck), Kathy Ashworth (John) all of Keokuk and Teri Abston (Dan) of Daytona, FL and one brother-in-law, Eric Daw (Kelly) of  Madison, AL and her father-in-law, James Daw, Sr. (Nida) of  Montrose, IA, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her father.

     On February 3, 2016, Tia proudly became a citizen of the United States of America.

     Tia graduated from Pasundan University Law School with a Master’s Degree.

     Tia had been employed by Telkom in Bandung, Indonesia in the legal department before moving to the US.  Along with her husband James, they are the owners/operators of the East-West Hideout in Argyle, IA.  She was also employed by Denny’s in Wayland, MO.

     She enjoyed watching television, especially People’s Court, Judge Judy and cooking shows.  Tia loved to cook and made wonderful meals for her family enjoy.  She liked going on motorcycle rides, hiking, collecting pins and listening to Indonesian horror stories.  There was nothing Tia loved more than spending time with her family. 

     A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA.  Burial will be in the Montrose Cemetery.

     Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home with family meeting with friends from 5-7 p.m.

     Memorials may be made to the family.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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