Tammy Renee Nair became our angel August 14, 2019. A life-time of illnesses took her home.
Tammy entered our lives April 26, 1975 with the biggest smile and bubble attitude. Both of which she exhibited daily in the 44 years on this earth.
Her illnesses may have disabled her physically, but it was no match to her compassion to help people. Her desire to help others was second to none; family, friends or fur babies—-she was there! Tammy was very artistic and creative, she loved to make ornaments for members of her church and tie blankets for many.
In December of 2007, Tammy’s life-long dream came true when she gave birth to her daughter Neena, a/k/a Charlie. They became inseparable, a mother-daughter bond she inherited from her mother and grandmother.
Tammy will be missed by so many; her parents Gordon and Karen Baxter, daughter-Neena Nair, sisters-Terri(Ron) James, Brenda Hooyman(special friend John Heimmermann) and Karla(Gordon) Riehl. Nieces and Nephews; Amanda(Ben)Vanden Boogaard, Kaytlin Hooyman, E4 Senior Airman Kelcie Hooyman (husband John Wernet), Alycia Riehl(John Thalacker), Jacob(Cassidy)Riehl, Keegan Hooyman(fiancé Rachel Springstroh) and Kaleigh Hooyman. Great nieces & nephew; Autum, Aspen, Chloe, Calix, Scarlet, Baby Riehl in November and Baby Wernet in January. Her chosen sisters and brother; Pati, Jamie, Tracy, Wendy and Mario. Anil Nair(Tammy’s ex, Neena’s dad) Many aunts, uncles and cousins and her fur babies Radar, Willow and Ducky.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents Peter and Evelyn Syens and Donald and Eva Baxter. Her fur babies Sophie and Doogie.
Services for the celebration of Tammy’s life will be 4pm on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Faith Community United Church of Christ -192 S Center St Bensenville, IL. Family and friends may visit from 2pm until the time of the service.
“I heard today that you were gone
I had to stop and sing along
The song they played to say ‘goodbye’
A song that gave, gave me back life”
(Layne by Staind)