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Tyler Tacker Memorial
Tyler Tacker Memorial

Tyler Tacker

Tyler Tacker

Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Tyler Nathan Tacker, 40, passed away in his home in Bellingham, Washington Thursday March 9, 2023.

Tyler was born in Mount Vernon, Washington to Brett and Sandy Tacker on August 26, 1982. He was Brett and Sandy’s first-born son. Tyler was very active in sports growing up and was very athletic and outgoing. Throughout his childhood, he had many people who called him friend and was known for his loyalty and kindness. He especially loved baseball and would have flourished at the high school level if he had stayed in school. He was also known for his intelligent mind and exceeding everyone’s expectations with his knowledge and love for learning history.

Tyler welcomed his first child Dylan Tyler Tacker in November of 2001 and his daughter Lillian Irene Gianna Tacker in July of 2006. He loved being a dad, his favorite thing was to spoil the kids and show them all the love he had to give. He once again became a father in February of 2015 to Guinn Marie Tacker. Guinn had a rough start to life but became stronger than ever and is flourishing at life and has grown into a spunky little girl that loves her dad so much.  Tylers true pride and joy in life was his kids, he would give them the world if he could. Tyler had just begun to reconnect with his children, he attended Lilly’s cheer tournaments this past year, was there to Celebrate birthdays and holidays. Loved talking to his one and only son about his career and enjoyed every video chat with his daughter that lives in another state.

Tyler had so much to look forward to in life, he was recently engaged to his fiancé Shannon, and they had many future plans that included traveling the world and just be present in each other’s life.  One of Tylers proud moments was proposing to Shannon last Summer in Leavenworth. He adored her and she adored and loved him just as much.

Tyler left behind 3 beautiful children who are going to be lost in this world without their father.

Tyler is survived by his parents, Brett and Sandy; stepparents, Dale and Lori; his children, Dylan, Lilly and Guinn; his fiancé, Shannon; siblings,  Justin, James, Patrice, Darien, Michelle, CJ and Jason.; nieces and nephews, Gage, Gabby, Troy, Asher, Penelope, Sophia; many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and numerous friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Troy and Arlene Tacker; grandfather, Arnold Woody (papa).

A graveside service will be held at Bayview Cemetery on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 12:00pm with  a reception to follow at The Eagles in Sedro-Woolley for anyone who would like to share memories and celebrate Tyler with his family and friends. Share memories of Tyler and sign the online guest register.


  • Shannon Le Pla

    Baby, my best friend, my husband, my soulmate. This has been the hardest death I’ve ever had to face and it seems so incredibly cruel that you were taken from me just a few years after we found each other. You always told me you waited 38 years to find me and would wait 38 years again if it means you got to spend even a day with me. We had so many plans that included lots of travel, you were excited to see the world with me. You leave behind FOUR children (Liz included) as you considered her your daughter and she was greatly loved as one of your own. You were so proud of all 4 of your kids and loved watching them grow and succeed in their lives. You were happy to finally be part of their life and made great memories in just that 12 short months you had with them. I know you’re looking down on me I have already had so many signs from you i just hope you continue to protect me like you always did and I know you’re here with me. We hoped for a wedding this year, nothing fancy just our close friends and family but it was most important to you that your children were there to see it. You wanted to make them proud and worked hard to provide for them to make up for all the years you lost. I’m glad you’re no longer in pain, no more financial stress or anxiety. Forever 40, forever my husband and best friend. You taught me true love and I taught you that you could do anything you put your mind to. I miss your cuddles, I miss your beautiful messages and videos you sent me daily but I am so thankful I get to hold onto these for the rest of my life. So baby, whilst I am unable to make your memorial service in May, I will be there in July to see your gravesite and tombstone. The July trip we were supposed to go to Vegas and probably Leavenworth again to the place you made me your fiancé. I love you so much and i know you loved me so deep with your whole entire heart. I love love you husband and will never forget you but promise to do all the things we spoke about and wanted to do together and hope you come with me in spirit x

  • Sandy Tacker

    oh Tylet I have waited so long to post anything on here. my heart is broken mama loves you with all of her heart and my life will never be the same without you I love and miss you so much I just no you were in a better place now and you’re no longer in pain but it doesn’t make it any easier I love you so much Tyler Nathan Tacker you are my first born son you are my heart and soul I’m so lost without you godspeed my young son you’ll forever be 40 in my eyes I love you so much love Mom

  • Tyson Card

    Wish you well Tyler. My thoughts and best wishes go out to your kids, fiance and parents.

  • Brenda Hadwin

    A important benefit of teaching is all the wonderful young souls who enter our lives and forever leave an imprint with us. Tyler is one of those.
    I will never forget his talents and even more importantly the sweetness that he possessed.
    My heart goes out to his children and family.

  • cousin Jackie

    Oh Brett, this breaks my heart. I pray for peace for all of you, and a return to moments of joy someday, somehow. And though I know that words are not enough, please know that I’m SO sorry.

  • Kelly Elliott

    Shannon I am so sorry for your loss, truly. Sending lots of love and peace, from Canada. Oxox

  • Cristina Dotson

    Tyler, you were so loved by so many. I hope you will continue guiding and watching over your 3 Beautiful kids as they will need your guidance as they venture life without you. And please send them signs of you being close to them as the days ahead approach. Rest easy up there, I hope Grandma Tacker has a sandwich waiting for you and Grandpa has some good conversations with you. And I know papa will want to show you all his yard work he’s done while up there. Until we meet again…

  • Audrey Isham (Reed)

    Tyler, I forgot in my 1st comment to ask to please give Travis a great big hug for me, and tell him his mom can’t wait to see him again one day and thinks of him every day. ❤️

  • Audrey Isham (Reed)

    Tyler I remember you and Justin hanging out with Papa and Meme. And I remember when Dylan was hanging out with me and Meme and Papa. You are greatly missed. I know you are up with Papa and with your other grandparents. And that is good. Tell Papa I love and miss him Sooooo much. See you one day when the Lord call’s me home.

  • Annie & BJ Nersten

    Condolences to all of you. We were so very sorry to hear of Tyler’s passing. He was a sweet young man and will be missed by many.

  • Lucille Billy Jenkins

    We are sorry for your loss prayers for the family we love you all. Billy &Lucille Jenkins