The world lost a bright light on June 2, 2023, with the passing of Merlynn Louise Tucker, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Merlynn, also lovingly known as Merdy, was born on March 3, 1932, in Sacramento, CA, and passed at the age of 91, in Rocklin, CA.
Merdy is survived by her son, Pete Tucker, daughter-in-law, Sandy Tucker, grandsons Kyle and Cory Tucker, and granddaughter Michelle Tucker. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Wendy Tucker (d;12/1997), and Fred Tucker (d;05/2007), her beloved husband of 53 years.
Merdy attended St. Francis Grammar School, St. Francis High School, (Class of 1950) and Sacramento City College. She worked for the Sacramento Unified School District for 10 years before retiring.
Merdy was a woman of many passions, she loved hosting backyard gatherings, especially 4th of July parties and always enjoyed family special occasions, but her love of sports, especially golf, was unmatched. Her enthusiasm for the game was infectious, and her laughter on and off the golf course was as distinctive as her swing and her love of the game will always be remembered. Over the years, Fred and Merdy could be found on the golf course, where she was truly in her element. Whether it was their monthly golf club tournaments or traveling to Lake Tahoe and beyond on golfing trips, her love of the game was matched only by her love of teaching her 3 grandchildren how to golf at a young age.
She was also an avid San Francisco Giants, 49’er’s and Sacramento Kings fan, never missing a game and wearing her team’s colors while cheering them on during game days.
As a homage to Merdy’s love of sports, and in lieu of traditional funeral attire, you’re encouraged to wear your favorite sport team’s attire.
A viewing, followed by a rosary will be held at 10:00 am. The memorial mass will follow then burial on Thursday, June 29th, 2023, at St. Mary’s Cemetery & Funeral Center in Sacramento, CA.
As a COVID precaution, we’d like to encourage and share that there will be masks and hand sanitizer available in the chapel lobby.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the United States Golf Association (USGA) Foundation. Let us honor Merdy’s legacy and love for the game, by continuing to advance and support the mission of the USGA, just as she did throughout her life.