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. Memorial service details will be announced later in the month to family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Norfolk Animal Care Center.