Tammy R. Aherns

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.

To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


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





  • Mercedes Posted September 12, 2021 5:52 pm

    Auntie Tammy! Well the words aren’t even coming to mind on how I feel right know but everyone is in my prays and thoughts during this difficult time! I love you so much and will see you on the other side!

  • Blair Police FOP Posted September 13, 2021 5:54 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family during these difficult times.

  • Laurie Corsa Posted September 13, 2021 6:02 am

    I am so sorry for the loss you have to endure. I’m happy she was the love of my nephews life.

  • Angie Von Seggern Posted September 13, 2021 10:30 am

    I met Tammy at the hospital in Fremont. She was my nurse when I had baby #4, who was stillborn. Tammy was by my side the entire night and until I was discharged to home. Tammy even came to my daughter’s memorial service. I have never forgotten her warmth and kindness she gave to me. I have always thought of her often. Now, I hope she is enjoying eternal life with all the babies that went before her.

  • Jeff, Susan & Trey Wells Posted September 13, 2021 11:04 am

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Mikala Krauth Posted September 13, 2021 12:47 pm

    I am so thankful to have had the privilege of working with Tammy the last couple years. She shared with us her positive energy every single day, no matter the circumstance. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts are with her family and I pray for comfort during this time.

  • Julie Brown Posted September 13, 2021 3:43 pm

    May your family find the peace that surpasses all understanding, what a blessing she was to you, and you to her. May your cherished memories always bring you a smile Jeremiah, knowing your love of the outdoors and your crazy soul what a joy you must have been to Tammy. Take care and be good to yourself my friend.

  • Bob & Stacy Ralston Posted September 13, 2021 4:58 pm

    I am honored to have been Tammy’s friend. . She had a beautiful soul, and was so leery loving. . My thoughts are with her family and I pray for their peace and comfort during this time.

  • James and Kelsey Witt Posted September 14, 2021 8:21 am

    Tammy was truly an Angel sent from heaven to come here and do some work. Her work is now done and the lord took her home. She is now up there getting everything ready for her kids and husband for the day they get to come home. I met Tammy at baseball and our sons our great friends. We helped each other out a lot and I felt like I knew her for years she was so friendly and easy to talk to. She even offered to let my dogs out the day of my wedding and we just met. She was one of the best lady’s and moms I have ever met. Something. Very special about her and I truly think it was because she was a real Angel. Sending a lot of love to your family !

  • Larry webster Posted September 16, 2021 9:22 am

    I knew Tammy as a beautiful, energetic but quiet little girl. She proved to be an amazing woman who touched many lives. May God give peace to her family and friends during this time of sorrow

  • Penny Smithers Posted September 16, 2021 3:35 pm

    Tammy was full of life she was quite but played hard loved animals loved everyone and looks like she was a hard. Worker that loved life. Very proud of you. You you Tammy forever till I see you again

  • Shay Condrey Posted September 18, 2021 2:05 pm

    I am sorry to hear about Tammy’s passing. She was a wonderful being with a glowing personality. I am honored to have gotten the opportunity to get to know and take care of Tammy as her nurse at NMC. She was one of my favorites <3

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