Tammy Lee Artley, age 49, of Walker, MN passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Tammy was born on November 29, 1971, in Minneapolis, MN to Douglas and Heidi (Eckman) Olson. She moved with her family to Walker in the early 1970’s and graduated from Walker High School with the class of 1991. She was married to Paul Artley on March 7, 1992. They were blessed with five children: Paul Jr., Matthew, Kayla, Sara and Kameron. Tammy worked at Lakeview Laundry for many years. She was diagnosed with MS on March 17, 1994. She took her diagnosis in stride and did the best she could as her condition declined over the years. She loved beating everyone at cards, sticker collecting and enjoyed all kinds of puzzles. She was an avid football fan and could be found cheering on the Vikings on Sunday afternoons. She was a member of Community Church in Walker. She will be remembered as a caring, loving person who was quick to forgive and believed in second chances. Above all, she loved her family and grandchildren.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband and caretaker, Paul; her children: Paul Jr., Matthew, Kameron and Sara (Isaiah); grandchildren: Michael, Wyatt and Kenneth; her brother, Kenneth (Emily) Olson; her niece, Morgan and nephew, Gage, as well as other relatives and friends.
Tammy was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Kayla and her granddaughter, Chloe.
Due to Covid, a private family funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Community Church in Walker. The service will be livestreamed. To watch live, go to YouTube - Community Church of Walker United Church of Christ. Pastor Mike Small and Pastor Dan Batson will be officiating. Casketbearers will be: Ken Olson, Paul Artley, Jr., Matthew Artley, Kameron Artley, Isaiah Boyer and Sara Boyer. Honorary casketbearers will be: Matt Lemery and Michael Richardson. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Walker. Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service (www.whisperingpinesnorth.com).
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