Tammy Renee Aherns
June 22, 1974 – September 8, 2021
Survived by husband, Jeremiah Weichman; daughters, Kayleigh Witulski and Miranda Anderson; sons, Christopher Stewart and Nicholas Stewart; along with many other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 15th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, September 16th at 1pm, West Center Chapel. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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Tammy Renee Aherns was born June 22, 1974, in Syracuse, New York to Garth and Rebecca Moody. Tammy grew up with her two siblings, Gene and Annette, playing hockey. After completing high school, Tammy welcomed her first daughter, Kayleigh, and moved to Montana. During a heated bowling match her cousin, Phillip, made Tammy a bet that if he bowled a strike she had to move to Nebraska and give it a try. A few short months after that legendary bowling game, Tammy moved to Nebraska.
In Nebraska, Tammy found her life’s calling being a mother and a neonatal intensive care nurse. Tammy welcomed her second daughter, Miranda, and two sons, Christopher and Nicholas. She spent many days, nights, and weekends cheering on her kids at numerous sporting events and being an active role in all their extracurricular activities. When Tammy was not in the bleachers, she was at the bedsides of her tiny patients. During her 20+ year nursing career, Tammy worked at multiple hospitals. Pulling many different shifts, surrounded by a plethora of amazing coworkers, but the one thing that never changed was Tammy’s innate ability to provide extraordinary care to each and every baby she helped bring into this world. She often stayed in touch with the families long after their journey with the hospital was over.
As her kids grew older and became more independent, Tammy was able to put more time into her own hobbies. She combined her love of work and travel into her dream job as a travel medical consultant. This took Tammy all around the world where she graced thousands of people with her bubbly personality and infectious laugh. During this chapter of her life is also where she met lifelong friends that felt more like family. Tammy’s favorite work assignment was rooted in Bend, Oregon. She immediately fell in love with the town and its people, swearing that was where she would move to as soon as all the kids were out of the house. She felt most at home snowboarding the mountains and exploring all that Bend had to offer.
The last six years of Tammy’s life were really something special. She became a grandma, or “Mimi” as she preferred, to four amazing grandchildren. Tammy adored being ”Mimi, and spent most of her free time chasing around her grandbabies. Shortly after becoming “Mimi” for the first time, Tammy found the love of her life. Tammy and Jeremiah spent the last five and a half years riding motorcycles, fly fishing, taking trips, and ducking into dive bars for some food and a drink. The foundation of their relationship was built on endless laughter, irreplaceable memories, and an overwhelming love for one another. Everyone who got to see Tammy and Jeremiah together could see they brought out the best in each other while always living life to the fullest.
Tammy found her purpose in her children, her grandchildren, and her profession. She was a friend to everyone she met and was always quick to lend a helping hand. Tammy was the epitome of grace under pressure, always proving a positive outlook even in the darkest situations. She truly was a light in this world. Tammy is missed beyond words, but her legacy is sure to live on through her husband, her children, and her grandchildren