Tamera “Tammy” Ann (Gray) Fitzgibbons, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away Sunday May 24, 2015 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix.
She was born on August 24, 1957 in Provo, Utah, the first child of Ralph and Charlene Gray. She spent her childhood in Provo, Utah, Oakland, California, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Floyd Fitzgibbons, her children, Candice ( Art) Smith, Kristen (John) Kotsimbos, Cameron Call, and Chaz Call, her siblings Tom Gray and Traci (Dave) Shope. Also surviving are step-children Ryan (Amy) Fitzgibbons and Jill (Jeff) Mohlman. In addition are grandchildren, Delaney Bemish – Rogers and Mia and Bodhi Bemish, Tyler and Rachel Smith, Adam, Rachel, Brooke, and Erica Fitzgibbons. Nephews and nieces, Patrick (Monica) Gray, Joshua Gray, Ethan and McKayla Shope.
Tammy had an amazing zest for life and she freely shared it with everyone she encountered. She was a spirited cheerleader and avid skier in high school and attended BYU for college. She was known for an infectious sense of humor and singing Sound of Music at the top of her lungs.
Family was Tammy’s passion and delight. She worked tirelessly for many years at Arizona Mist and later Orbit Irrigation to provide the best life for her 4 children and loved them with all her being. The “C4” is bound together by her beautiful strength and grace. No family event was complete without her presence there and an impromptu dance party.
Tammy loved the Lord and served everyone she met as well as in many responsibilities with “The Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter-Day Saints.” She had a strong relationship with her Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. At her passing Tammy was a Ward Missionary.
When Tammy was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in March, 2012, she displayed an unyielding commitment to conquering this disease and inspired many with her open, honest, and brave Facebook posts. She organized POUND OUT CANCER and gave the fight everything she had. Tammy will forever be remembered for her tenacity, grace, and love that she showed in the face of adversity. She will be dearly missed by many near and far.
Services for Tammy will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mountain Park Ward, 4525 East Knox Road in Phoenix (Ahwatukee area), Arizona. Viewing will be from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m with funeral services at 3:00 p.m. A dance in her honor will begin at 4:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pound Out Cancer (www.poundoutcancer.com) to support early detection and treatment of Ovarian Cancer.