TAPCO Credit Union Mourning the Sudden Loss of Branch Manager Jennifer Weed

Jennifer Weed, whose 17-year career at TAPCO Credit Union saw her grow from a recent college graduate and teller to branch manager and soon-to-be head of a new real estate department, died Dec. 10 after a sudden illness.

Weed, who leaves behind a husband and two young children, was 39.

“Jen connected with all members, but most importantly with those who had the greatest financial needs,” says TAPCO CEO Carlyn Roy. “She was able to help many members build or rebuild their credit and develop good financial habits. She truly exemplified the ‘people helping people’ philosophy.”

Weed began her career at TAPCO as a teller shortly after graduating from college. She rose to become a branch manager and was about to lead the credit union’s new real estate department. She was a team lead for Team TAPCO and captain of the credit union’s Relay for Life team for many years.

A member of the Sixth Avenue Business District, Weed made her branch into a hub where local merchants could pick up supplies. Her fundraising efforts benefited a variety of community groups, including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and the Boys and Girls Club.

“We have lost one of our own,” Roy says. “In both her life and in her passing, Jen united TAPCO as a family. Jennifer Weed is gone, but she will not be forgotten.”

TAPCO has opened an account to help defray immediate and future expenses for Weed’s family. Donations can be made at any TAPCO branch, or mailed to TAPCO Credit Union, Jennifer Weed Memorial Fund, 6312 19th Street West, Tacoma, Wash. 98466.

 

Questions? Contact Gary Stein: 503.350.2216, gstein@nwcua.org.

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