OdettaAnn N. Washington

September 3, 1948December 11, 2012

OdettaAnn N. (Tina)



OdettaAnn N. (Tina) Washington, 64, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 12:41 a.m., at Wuesthoff Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Honolulu, HI and came to Brevard County in January, 1988.

Tina was a Family Care Coordinator for the United States Air Force for 29 years. During her civil service career for the USAF she received numerous awards and accolades including Best Family Care Director in the USAF and Best Child Care Director in Europe Major Command. Tina was known for her love of family and friends. She was loved by all who she came in contact with.

Tina loved to cook, bake and throw lavish parties. Her laugh was contagious and her smile would brighten the darkest room.

Tina is survived by her husband, Douglas, of 42 years; daughter, Kathy Rucker (Kerwin); sons, Diego (Amy), Fella (Natalie); daughter, Doreatha Archible; mother, Helen Joseph Acirbo (Kamahela); brothers, Joseph Tancayo (Kathryn), Glenn Acirbo (Myra), Albert Acirbo (Marla); sisters, Josephine Raquedan (August), Estrella Enay and 12 grandchildren. Tina was preceded in death by her father, Graciano Joseph Tancayo; step-mother, Evelyn Orlando Tancayo; and her sister, Adelle Sumerville.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., December 15, 2012 at South Patrick Chapel. A Celebration of Life to follow in the chapel annex at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Breast Cancer Society.

Gone, but never forgotten. May you rest in eternal peace. Aloha!


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 15, 2012

OdettaAnn N. Washington

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted


January 14, 2013

Family: put all your "faith" in GOD and he will continue you on the path of healing! "Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it". Hebrews 11:1
Much love to all

Deborah Williams

January 13, 2013

Tina was a very nice and loveable sister in-law,She always kept us up to date on what was happening with the family. I will miss her funny humor and her many dishes and mix drinks that she use to fix for us on her visits with us.For the family I will say-Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding-Proverbs-3:5,6.We love you and miss you.

Joseph Washington

January 13, 2013

To Doug and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Tina was an exceptional daughter-in-law, who brought laughter and kindness to all that she came in contact with. She is now one of GOD's angels. May God bless you all. Sending love and prayers to you!
Love from your dad, Joseph

Malloy Barbara

January 13, 2013

Tina I am so glad that we had you as a sister-n-law! You are loved and missed by everyone. I will always remember you laughing at us and saying "you Americans don't know how to cook...everything is overdone"!lol You loved and lived life to the fullest! GOD does have a wonderful Angel with him now! One day we all shall meet in the hereafter! Miss and love you

Doreatha Archible

January 11, 2013

Mom I light this candle for u to let u knw I am always thinkin of u nd miss u lik crazy! I knw u r in a betta place nw..but still wnt u here! I will
always rembea the good times nd treasure them always! U may b gone
bt neva forgotten!! I Love U always


January 9, 2013

Rest in peace

Diane Cooper

January 4, 2013

I was really sadden to hear of Tins's death. Remembering Tina's personality, strength and love of life, I know she fought a hard battle. I worked at the CDC until I moved in 1993 while Tina was the director. Tina loved her job. I remember the lauas that we had and how she would love to cook for them. She would try to teach us to hula. She once made a visit over to MacDill AFB in Tampa when I worked there. I could hear her laughing in the hallway! We had a nice short visit that day. I hope all of you, family and her many friends, can find peace, comfort and strength to get through this difficult time from the many memories that you have and other will share. I send my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Pamela Spells

January 1, 2013

I was so saddened to hear of cousin Tina's passing just yesterday from my sister Andrea "Sweetie" Washington Ma'ae. There are so many Beautiful memories of her ever since I was a little girl and she and cousin Dougie used to come over to our (my parents Anderson/Ruby Washington's)home in Kaneohe, Hawaii, to visit and/or we would go over to their home on the military base for dinner's, etc. And I played with Kathy and Diego, then lil Dougie "Fella" was born. But all memories are so good. I pray the peace of God upon your family and comfort at this time. Cousin Tina was Beautiful inside and out. She will be greatly missed. But God has a Beautiful addition to His Heaven. Much Love and Aloha Always.....Pamela Washington Spells and Family

Patrick Terrell

December 25, 2012

What a remarkable lady; pure definition of friendship. Thank you for letting me and my family be a part of your everyday life. You will be truly missed. Love you!!!

Anthony Kearse

December 22, 2012

Tina was a great lady that I was so proud to have met you will be dearly missed.