On Monday, October 26, 2020, Tamara Lee Skumlien, loving wife, and mother of two children and two grandchildren, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep at the age of 50.
Tamara (Tami) was born on January 14, 1970 in Coon Rapids, Minnesota to Victor and Mary Lou Okerstrom. She enjoyed her work in the medical field and held a degree in Criminology. Tami had two daughters, Ashlee and Shayna. In March of 2003 she married Mark Skumlien.
Tami enjoyed crafting with her friends. She also enjoyed watching tv and movies while cuddling her dogs. She was always willing to serve and would look for ways to make others feel special and loved. She was a proud military wife and was passionate about supporting our troops and worked hard to send care packages to our soldiers overseas. She made many friends with other military families and loved serving them in any way she could. Her greatest love, however, was being an Oma, and she loved spoiling her two young granddaughters, Henley and Paislee. She was known for her feisty personality, but she loved her family and friends fiercely and loyally.
Tami was preceded in death by her father, Vic, and mother, Mary Lou. She is survived by her husband Mark, her daughters Ashlee (Brian), Shayna (Preston), and her granddaughters Henley and Paislee. She is also survived by her brothers Larry and Lee, and sisters Lora, Jeannie, and Darcie, five nieces, five nephews, and ten great nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on November 7, 2020 at the LDS Church at 618 South Signal Butte in Mesa at 9:30 a.m. Flowers can be sent to Bunker Funeral Home, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213