Marjorie Tacke Dawson

Obituary of Marjorie Tacke Dawson

Marjorie Tacke Dawson Obituary 

Marjorie Lee Tacke Dawson, also known as Marji, peacefully passed away on October 10, 2023, at the age of 85 at home, in Puyallup, WA. Marji was born on August 7, 1938, in Portland, OR, and raised by her loving parents Bea and Ambrose Foster.  


Marji was a lover of all and had an immense capacity for love. Her kind-hearted nature touched the lives of everyone she encountered. She was a true mother figure, always ready to lend a helping hand and offer loving advice. Marji’s home and heart were always open to those in need, providing refuge, nourishment, and support. Her presence left an indelible mark on those who had the privilege of knowing her. 


Marji will be deeply missed by her beloved husband, John Dawson, and her daughters, Ann Fellin, Ted Fellin and Catherine Walters, Gerry Walters. She also leaves behind her cherished granddaughters, Annalise Landry, Laura Miller, Andrew Miller, Sarah Landry, Mary Walters, Shannon Walters, and Grace Walters Brown, Jeremy Brown as well as her great-grandchildren, Arabella Lowe, Paxton Lowe, Lorelei Gutierrez, Matthew Guiterrez and Walter Brown. Marji is survived by her sister, Patricia Workman, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.  


She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Tacke, and her brothers, Gerry Foster and Tom Foster. Marji's love and spirit will forever live on in the hearts of her family and friends. 


Before her marriage to Tom, Marji had a successful career as the highest-paid female at Marsh McLennan Insurance in Seattle in the 1960's. She also dedicated many years as a secretary and bookkeeper at TRY House in Seattle. 


Marji found solace and community in her faith. She first met Tom Tacke while taking instructions at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where they later raised their family. Margie was an active member of Holy Rosary for 36 years before becoming a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Puyallup for the past 20 years.  

In her spare time, Marji tirelessly volunteered for TRY House alongside her husband Tom for nearly two decades. Her dedication to serving the mentally ill was truly inspiring. 

In 2003 Marji met the second love of her life, John Dawson. They wed in 2004 and were together until the end. 

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that gifts in Marji's honor be made to Sister Mary's Children. Contributions can be made online at

Marji's legacy of love and compassion will continue to inspire all who knew her. She will forever be remembered as a beacon of light in the lives she touched. May her soul rest in eternal peace. 

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