Tamara Tincher Dodson

June 22, 1963 - September 12, 2022

06/22/1963 - 09/12/2022

Past Services

Saturday October 29, 2022
1:00 pm

It is with a heavy heart that those who knew and loved Tamara Tincher Dodson announce her death. Tammy was born in Greenfield, IN. She grew up in Pendleton, IN with her father, Ray C. Tincher (Marilyn), deceased mother, Juanita Pflum Whiteman (Jerry), her sister Tina and brothers Don and John. She was a graduate of Pendleton Heights High School, Class of 1981. Following her graduation from Ball State University, Tammy was hired as a Marketing Director for Simon Property Group. After traveling to several properties, Tammy settled in Virginia Beach, where she started her family and planted her roots. Her daughters Kate and Molly were her pride and joy. She loved being their mom, and they were so proud to be her daughters. Tammy was currently the Marketing Director for Distance Learning at ODU, and she was also an active volunteer with the Norfolk Animal Care Center. Her coworkers and fellow volunteers were like family to Tammy. The world is an emptier place without Tammy’s sense of humor and shining spirit. She will be forever missed by her daughters, their father John Dodson, John and Mimi Dodson, siblings, and countless friends near and far.

Please join the family in celebrating the life of Tamara at 1pm Saturday, October 29, 2022 at The Attic at Waterman’s, 415 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center.

Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA was honored to serve the Dodson family.


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John Robertson
5 months ago

You where my friend and my mentor. Showing me the only way forward was to be true to yourself and the ones you loved. I will miss your smile and your light.

Cathie Bryant
5 months ago

I worked with Tammy at Simon. She was such a ray of sunshine, had a wonderfully warm personality, a bubbly laugh, and was a true delight to work with. I can’t believe she’s gone. So sad. My sincere condolences to Tammy’s family and friends.

Xeus Ang
5 months ago

Tammy was an inspiration and I am better for knowing her and feel
honored to have been her friend.

Alice Jones
5 months ago

My heartfelt sympathies to Tammy’s family. I worked with her through AUA and other campus activities. She was a joy to work with.

Jennifer Hudson
5 months ago

My deepest condolences to all of Tammy’s family. I pray you will find comfort in knowing how much Tammy was loved outside of her family.
I worked with Tammy at ODU! I remember her first day at ODU when I ran into her to get her employee ID card and she introduced herself. When I found out she was our new marketing person I could not have been happier because she made that great of a first impression. She was an energetic and true joy to meet that day and work with for the past 10 years. She had the kindest and most generous heart. She was someone I think anyone could aspire to be in life. She was so witty and funny and that laugh was something I will never forget. Tammy was so loved at ODU and I have no doubt anywhere she went. I am so grateful I got to have her in my life for the past 10 years. Saying she will be missed is an understatement. I will miss her sweet notes when she would send some marketing item my way. I will miss hearing her stories and pictures from her time spent in Montana (I am from Wyoming). Rest In Peace Tammy. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of Tammy’s family and friends. ❤️

Jeanie Kline
5 months ago

My heartfelt sympathies to Tammy’s family. She was a joy to work with.

Shana Pribesh/EFL
5 months ago

The Community College Leadership Program and the Educational Foundations and Leadership Department are grateful that we were able to work with Tammy. She was an amazing person. Our condolences go out to her family members and friends.

Karen Cobb
5 months ago

Ms. Tammy was a joy to work with during my time at ODU. My sincerest condolences to the families.

Marc Michals
6 months ago

RIP my friend. You are a cherished soul. My family and I will miss you. Love, The Michals & Wansky family.

Sharon Bishop
6 months ago

Saddened by this news. Sincere condolences to the families. Tammy was a kind, energetic passionate person who was a joy to know and work with. RIP Tammy. Fly with the angels.