Tamara Tincher Dodson

June 22, 1963 - September 12, 2022

06/22/1963 - 09/12/2022

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A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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.

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Alice Jones
13 hours 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
23 hours 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
1 day ago

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

Shana Pribesh/EFL
1 day 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
1 day ago

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

Marc Michals
4 days ago

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

Sharon Bishop
5 days 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.

Hannah Guarino
7 days ago

My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Tammy’s family. She was such a joy and blessing to work with at ODU. Tammy was a lovely person inside and out. I am so sorry for the loss.

Michael O'Brien
7 days ago

Tammy was a joy to be around at ODU and her joyful spirit and wonderful personality will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to her family during this difficult time.

Rory and Erik Shusted
8 days ago

Sending our love and deepest condolences to the Dodson and Tincher families.