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Obituary for Tamara Lund

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Tamara Lund

October 26, 1950 - November 27, 2012

Tamara LundTami Lund passed away at her home on November 27, 2012. She was born in Ogden, Utah, on October 26, 1950 to Bryan W. and Sharlene Thompson Lund. She graduated with High Honors from Ogden High School in 1968. She attended Weber State College from 1968 to 1971, majoring in general studies with an emphasis in psychology. Tami then graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1975 from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT.She married Ron Nylander in 1978 and they had an amazing son, Chet Nylander; she later married Jim Stephenson in 1982 and they had an amazing daughter, Megan Yarrington. Tami was a magical person who everyone loved. She touched so many lives with her smile and kind heart. She never realized how much she gave to others and how much others cared for her. She is survived by her son Chet (Kristi) Nylander and their two children, whom she loved with all her heart, Chloe and Bode. She is also survived by her daughter Megan (Kris) Yarrington as well as all of her wonderful lifelong “bird” friends who were very dear to her heart. Tami was preceded in death by her parents and her dear sweet nephew Benjamin Lund. A Celebration of Tami’s life will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Leavitt’s Waterfall Atrium. Please send us your condolences and a memory at



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Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Leavitt's Waterfall Atrium


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Timeline for Tamara Lund

Born: October 26, 1950
Died: November 27, 2012

Condolences for Tamara Lund

Tony lee walker posted on 1/4/13

Tami I will always love you. Can't forget T.N.T. May you find your ocean in the sky's. kisses.


Chris Jensen posted on 12/11/12

Dear Megan,We're sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. We all thought of her as such a warm and loving person. She had such a friendly smile and was always ready to talk to us. She was really a special person and she was so proud of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, The Jensen Family (Chris, Jack, Kimberly, Bridget, Jackie and Mark)


MaryAnn Guy posted on 12/3/12

I knew Tami before Chet was born. Tami, our friends, and I spent a lot of time playing tennis together and skiing. We had a lot of good times. Tami was a good athlete and very strong. I especially remember with fondness the many "ladies only" backpacking trips we took into the Uintah mountains. It was nice to get away while our husbands stayed with our children. Tami could carry more weight in her pack than any of us......about 60 lbs. if I remember right. We had always had a wonderful time. Unfortunately, our kids and families started to occupy and dominate our time and most of us lost touch. Tami had a great laugh which I will always remember and always miss. MaryAnn Guy. S. Ogden


Sue Hadley Iverson posted on 12/3/12

I am truly sad to hear that my sweet friend Tami has passed on. She and I were very close friends in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I met Tami shortly before she attended Weber State College when we both worked for the “Fred M. Nye” clothing store in Ogden. We quickly became great friends.While in College, we shared the same sorority, went to Hawaii for a summer together, and were bridesmaids in each other’s weddings. Not only was she a very beautiful person inside and out, she was so fun to be with! I loved her.I’m so sad to say that it’s been many, many years since I’ve had the privilege of seeing her, but she will truly live in my heart forever.“Rest in Peace” my friend. Sue Hadley Iverson


Connie Garceau posted on 12/2/12

Oh sweet Tami girl. My heart is broken, yet it rejoices knowing that you are once more reunited in your mother and father's arms, as well as grandma Thompson, Uncle Sherm, Benjamin, Grandma Lund, Uncle Frank, Uncle Dave and the rest of those family and friends whi have gone before us.You are so loved Tamara. You touched, moved and inspired so many. You are a true angel. When one feels with love, empathy and passion like you do you just didn't know how to deal with those energies. Tami loved her family. She loved her grandbabies, her brothers and sister Lisa. Her sisters "Julie." Her nieces and nephews. Her eclectic group of friends, Jim, the true love of her life. Chet and two St. Patrick Day babies!!! Oh, how she loves you. Just know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, she's right here, right now with all of you!!!! "Johnny, thanks for not giving up on me."Miss can finally sleep well tonight. She's gone where she is safe, warm and finally free of pain. She's where she can finally keep an eye out and take care of you!I love you all!!!! I will miss our letters cousin Tami. Our talks about love lost, love found and the elusive kind we all dream of catching and keeping one day.I'll see you shortly on the other side. Right now, we all have work to do!!!Cousin C.PS......I didn't find out about this until this am when Aunt Marion called me and told me of the news as I was boarding a plane to Chicago. If I would have known, I would have been there. Please feel my love Chet, Megan, Jim.......Deepest and sincere condolences at this time of loss.


Dee Welborn posted on 12/2/12

There will always be a special place in my heart for my friend and sister-in-law. Tami brought lots of caring and love to our relationship which I will always hold dear. Thank you for being a wonderful part of my life. May you rejoice with the angels above. Give Don a hug and kiss for me.


Larry and Michele Erskine posted on 12/1/12

We have the blessing of sharing in Chet and Kristi's life. We are grateful to Tamara for bringing Chet and Kristi together.... You might call it a sweet gesture of matchmaking. Funny how Moms know.....It has been said that often times our children reflect the qualities of our parents..... And so it is with our son-in-law Chet.....his caring,sweet nature....Thankyou Tamara. God Bless you.Affectionately,Larry and Michele


Sherrie (Steed) Craig posted on 12/1/12

A sweet girl, friend, and always nice to everyone. She was always making everyone around her happy. I share in your loss and send you our love and blessings.


Janet Webber Dopp posted on 12/1/12

To Tami's Family : I am Janet Webber Dopp and dear friends with her through college. And then she moved away and we lost contact except for our occasional run-ins where we shared hugs and info on our lives. I regret not knowing she was ill or I would have gotten there to see her no matter what. I've been ill too the last several years. I've also just had major surgery or I would be there tomorrow to tell you this. I loved her so much and we had so much fun together with another friend Marilyn Gibby. We've reminisced over the phone today about our times together. About how beautiful she was inside and out. And that gorgeous smile she would flash always. She had a soft spoken voice with a tender spirit and would do anything to help others. Her obituary is right about her not knowing how much she was loved and touched others lives. Everyone loved her!!! My heart and spirit will miss her and. I pray for all of you in your time of sorrow that you may be comforted and know that she is healthy and happy and reunited with her parents and other loved ones. She was so proud of you all-her children and grandchildren. 8 send my hugs and love to you!!!!!t


Kathie Robinson posted on 12/1/12

Tammy was a very dear friend to me. She was a very gifted, beautiful person. Some of my most favorite memories of Tammy were at Polk School on the tennis court and playing in the trees. We always let our imagination take us on an adventure in the forest at the school. I'm so saddened to see her life taken so early. I loved her with all my heart, I wish I could have helped her more.Love to all of her family, she was very special. Kathie McBride


Dellene Hill posted on 11/30/12

Tammy and I were friends when she worked at Mountain Bell in the late 60's early 70's. I have wonderful memories of the fun times we had at work, of her riding her bicycle to work many days, the day she was hit on her bicycle and called me to help. She brought such joy and fun to work each day. There were three of us that lunched together and worked in the same office. It will always be a fond memory. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


Wayne ad Marcia Owen posted on 11/30/12

Dear Megan we are so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. We have such fond memory of her during your skating years. Never saw her without that beautiful smile. We think of you often and we will be praying for you at this difficult time.


Jamee Nielson Wheelwright posted on 11/30/12

I am so very, very sorry to hear that Tammy has left us. I went to high school with her. She was a sweet girl. And from the pictures of her life, I can tell that she had a sweet, kind, and beautiful spirit....and a lovely family. She is with her angels now, who will take care of her in heaven as you have cared for her in life. I know your hearts ache, and that you wonder how you will ever live without her.“When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take a step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.” ― Patrick OvertonSending you love and light...and strength for the difficult journey before you.Jamee


Kathy Keil Unguren posted on 11/30/12

I will never forget Tammy. We were best friends in elementary. I remember jumping off her garage roof on the rope swing her dad made, riding our bikes we pretended were horses, sleeping at grandma's and just always laughing and having fun! She had the best smile.


Denise Montgomery posted on 11/30/12

I will always remember what a beautiful person Tammy was. Her smile, blue eyes and her caring nature are what I remember most about her. She was fun to talk to and we exchanged many life experiences, whether it be in person or on the telephone. I pray for her family, that they may be at peace knowing she is in a much better place, reunited with her parents.