Tania Ellen Alumbaugh, age 62, passed away in her apartment in the community of the Vashon Manor Terrace Apartments in Vashon, on Tuesday, December 4, 2017. She was born February 7, 1955, in California to Richard and Shirley Thies, who have preceded her. She was the second eldest of four children; her surviving siblings are Linda Thies, Daniel Thies, and Annette Weaver.
She grew up in Alki Beach and Lake City, Seattle, Washington and married at the age of 18 to Theodore (Ted) Alumbaugh and became the step-mother of four surviving children, Matt Alumbaugh, Seana Mattison, Ted Alumbaugh, and Donna Madrid. Tania then supported her step-children as a single parent, worked as a waitress and continued her education and received accreditation as a Beautician through Cosmetology School. She has contributed to the community caring for others through her work as a beautician in Vashon beauty salons where many may have known her. Tania will be put to rest beside her father’s resting place at the Vashon Island Cemetery in Vashon, Washington. She is survived by her brother Dan, two sisters: Linda and Annette, brother-in-law Dan Weaver, step-mother Hazel Thies, four step-children: Donna, Ted, Seana, and Matt, step-daughter-in-law Theresa Alumbaugh, seven step-grandchildren: Jacob Alumbaugh, Derek Alumbaugh, Melissa Alumbaugh, Justin Cook, Jessica Cook, Cheryce Jackson, Sienna Mattison, and two step-great-grandchildren.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Tania touched are invited to her memorial at the Eagles in Vashon from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 30, 2017, to reminisce, grieve, and support each other.
Please visit our online guest book at www.islandfuneral.com