M. Iris Tackett, born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, (Canada), on March 28, 1921, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 26, just two days shy of her 89th birthday.
Mrs. Tackett was surrounded and comforted by family and loved ones at the time of her passing after suffering from complications with pneumonia.
Mrs. Tackett, daughter of Robert and Mabel Livingstone of Indian Head, was a long-term resident of Magnolia. She is survived by her three sons, Ken of Seattle, Rick of Kent, and Bill of Boise, Idaho.
Mrs. Tackett had six grandchildren, David, Jared, Jennifer, Megan, Aubrey and Jessica. She also had two great- grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews throughout Canada.
She was married to her late husband, Don, for 49 years after moving to the United States in 1949. Both were very active members of the Congregational Church in Magnolia as well as the First Presbyterian Church of Seattle where Iris served as a Deacon for many years.
The couple enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada. They also treasured the family time spent at Wapato Point at Lake Chelan, as well as "snow-birding" in Sun City, Ariz.
Mrs. Tackett was proud of her Canadian heritage and she taught her family about faith, values and the traditions she was raised with.
The family was enriched with experiences from visiting many of her favorite Canadian locations and historic sites on several family trips throughout the Canadian Rockies, Plains, and Western Canada.
Mrs. Tackett also enjoyed golf, gardening, playing bridge, the arts, and participating in numerous Bible study groups. But most of all, she loved spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones.
In recent years, Mrs. Tackett had been residing in an Assisted Living facility in Federal Way where she could be closer to many of her family and grandchildren.[[In-content Ad]]