Talia Jaide Ní Dufaigh

Nov. 5, 1972 - Oct. 21, 2023

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It is with profound sadness that the friends and family of Talia Jaide Ni Dufaigh announce her peaceful passing on October 21st at the age of 50 years. Jaide was Born in Tacoma and raised in Puyallup; known as Natalie Duffy through school, Fruitland Elementary, Kallas Junior High, and Puyallup High School, Class of 1991, she was in Civil Air Patrol, Band, & choir. Jaide was a proud WSU Cougar, graduating with multiple degrees: 1995 Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice,1996 Bachelor of Arts General Sciences Sociology, 1998 Bachelor of Science Psychology, and University of Phoenix Masters of Business Administration Class of 2005 . With 24 years of public service and a passion for helping others it’s difficult to capture all that Jaide accomplished during her time with the Employment Security Department, tirelessly helping the people of Washington state, she took extreme pride in helping Veterans; Jaide was a former International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) Washington chapter member, and president. This role involved a tremendous amount of work outside of business hours. Jaide volunteered for Washington State Combined Fund Drive, supporting many local charities. Jaide was a member of the Safety team at the Auburn and Tumwater WorkSource sites. She was the accessibility navigator at both sites and took safety and accessibility seriously. Jaide fed her heart and soul by volunteering at the Cougar Mountain Zoo. She just loved to help. Even when she already had a stack of work waiting, if an ask was made in a meeting, she would be the first to offer to help. Besides her time, she also donated money to charities every pay period. Despite being worried about rent and medical bills she still felt compelled to share what little she had with others. Friends, their kids, and all animals meant the world to Jaide and she cherished all her time spent with them. Her phone is filled with millions of pictures of kids, animals, and nature; she loved being outside as much as possible. PNW through & through. Jaide is survived by chosen and extended family, her father, and the loves of her life, her two fur babies: Isis and Aloysius aka "Orange Kitty". Jaide was preceded by her brother James (Jimmy) Duffy Jr, mother, and many friends who got there first. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made in Talia Jaide Ni Dufaigh’s name to National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 333 John Carlyle Street Suite 125 Alexandria, VA 22314 US Disabled American Veterans (877) 426-2838 PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 Jaide's brother's page:


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