Ann Teressa Martin

May 27, 1950 – Aug 5, 2014

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Ann Teressa Martin

Ann Teressa Martin, 64, of Seattle, Washington, passed away of pancreatic cancer on August 5, 2014. Tessa, as she was fondly called, was born in Roanoke, Virginia on May 27, 1950 and grew up in Salem, Virginia.

A graduate of Roanoke Catholic High School and the National Business College, she moved to Portland, Oregon and later to Seattle in 1980. Tessa first worked at the Stroum Jewish Community Center and retired from the King County Housing Authority.

Tessa was an energetic, fun-loving, and devoted friend to all, as well as an enthusiastic supporter of local artists. She leaves behind many dear friends and relatives on both the East and West coasts.

Tessa was predeceased by her parents, Robert Darst Martin, Jr. and Charlotte Fishburn Martin as well as a sister, Elizabeth Martin. She is survived by her sisters, Pamela Martin Ogden of Salem, and Kitty Martin Thomas of Roanoke; her brothers Michael Terry Martin of Missoula, Montana and R. David Martin of Greensboro, N.C. as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom adored her.

A celebration of Tessa's life will be conducted at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (


Dawn Werner
Tacoma, WA
Dec 7, 2014

Tessa was a beautiful person with a deep passion for all people and lives within us all. She touched our hearts, soul and spirit like no other with her keen quirky way. Although I miss that wonderful sense of humor and that playful tone in her voice, I like many, do and will celebrate her life with the many memories she has left us all to share. Here's to you and doing it your way ...


Dawn Werner

judy chaney
frederick, MD
Aug 18, 2014

A loss entirely too soon

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