Tamara Louise Bear

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  • "Lonn and family. Thank you for sharing Tami with me over..."
  • "Zoe; Just wanted you to know that all of us are thinking of..."
  • "Lonn, Zoe and family, I had the pleasure if working with..."
    - Lori DaSilva
  • "Lonn and Family, Tammy was such a wonderful person,..."
    - Shelly Krieg - Roalson
  • "Dear Claudia, Lori, Monty, Lonn and Zoe, though I've been..."
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February 25, 1958 – April 27, 2014 Tami Bear, 56, was born Tamara Louise Nelson in Everett, WA to Tex (deceased) and Claudia Nelson of Lake Stevens, WA. She passed away April 27, 2014. Tami married Lonn Bear June 2, 1981, after a courtship which began when they were fourteen years old. They completed their family with the birth of their daughter, Zoe, who is attending college at the University of Washington. Tami and Lonn spent their lives building their dream home in Lake Stevens and celebrated their 33rd anniversary this past June. Tami graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1976, attended Washington State University and graduated from Cornish School of the Arts with a degree in Design. After graduation, Tami began her 33 year career with Macy's where she was the District Visual Director of Merchandising and Display for nine stores. Tami was a loving wife and mother who constantly devoted herself to her family, work and close friends. She was exuberant, extremely talented, positive and genuine; always leaving behind the sound of her contagious laugh and detailed story-telling. She had scores of friends and utterly enjoyed the simple pleasures within her life, her family, and her work. Surviving Tami are her husband, Lonn Bear; daughter, Zoe Bear; mother, Claudia Nelson of Lake Stevens; sister, Lauri Prudnick of Arlington, WA; brother, Monty Nelson (Mary) of Phoenix, AZ; uncle and aunt, John and Patte Pelton of Vancouver, WA; niece, Alexis Prudnick of Everett; nephew, Justin Gannon (Leslie) of Phoenix; great niece, Rose Romero of Everett; aunt, Yvonne Nelson of Snohomish, WA; in-laws, Bob and Marjie Bear of Lake Stevens; and brother-in-law, Scott (Cathy) Bear of Tacoma. Also surviving are many cousins and a multitude of friends. A memorial will be held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens on May 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. A reception is to follow at the same location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the .

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Apr. 30 to May 4, 2014
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