Obituary -- Tomasa "Tammy" Raye Sherman Lee

  • 2020-07-15, 10:14 AM
  • Source: Smith Family Funeral Home
Obituary -- Tomasa "Tammy" Raye Sherman Lee
Tammy Lee, June 8, 1962 -- July 10, 2020

Tomasa “Tammy” Raye Sherman Lee, age 58, passed away on July 10, 2020 as the result of an accident at the ranch in Fallon, Nevada.

Tammy was born June 8, 1962 in Fallon to Raymond and Marie Ormachea Sherman. In her early years, Tammy spent time with Gladys Jackson, who helped raise her. They lived at the Cottonwood Ranch until she was about 6 years old.  As a child she loved riding her Horse “Roany”.  In 1965 she welcomed a sister, when Do Do (Virginia Fauber) was born. Tammy  spent her high school years involved in High School Rodeo (1976-1979).  She participated in Goat Tying, Breakaway, Barrels, Poles and team roping.  She made it to the National High School Rodeo Finals. 

On December 24, 1979, she married the love of her life, Kenny Lee. They spent 40 years together. Their first son Tommy was born in 1980 and second son, Flint in 1983.

Tammy was a passionate arrowhead hunter and antique collector.  She lived for branding season, ranch rodeos, womens ropings, showing her horses and working her dogs. She was a talented quiltmaker, loved canning, was a great cook and was famous for her bisquits and cinnamon rolls from her mother’s recipe. Tammy was known for her big smile, hard work, sense of humor and always made people feel good.

Her greatest  accomplishments were her grandkids and family.  She loved and was loved so much.  She went so fast.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Sherman in 1987.

She is survived by her husband Kenny; sons, Tommy and wife Nora; Flint and wife Bea; mother Marie; grandchildren, Stix and Stella; sister Virginia; and many extended family.

A private graveside service was held at Churchill Public Cemetery.

A celebration of Tammy’s life will be held on Sunday, July 19th at 5:00 pm at the Fallon Livestock Exchange, 2055 Trento Lane in Fallon.

Arrangements are with Smith Family Funeral Home in Fallon.  775-423-2255.

 

 

 

 

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Kathie Minner
Kathie Minner 2020-07-20, 09:14 AM
My prayers are with you all.
Ginny Dugan
Ginny Dugan 2020-07-19, 11:31 AM
I am so sorry to hear of Tammy's passing. She was a passionate supporter of the Western Nevada College rodeo team (as was the entire Lee family) when it existed and a lovely, kind woman with whom to collaborate concerning rodeo events. I send my condolences to Kenny, Tommy and Nora, Flint and Bea, Richard, Fern, Marie, Tammy and her husband, and all the family members. So sad.
Sabine Plouviez
Sabine Plouviez 2020-07-18, 05:08 PM
I wish to send my sincere condolences from France to the family.
Dale H.
Dale H. 2020-07-17, 05:06 PM
Tragic loss great person my condolences to her family
Gayle Goins
Gayle Goins 2020-07-16, 11:06 AM
Tammy is my neighbor, she and Kenny made us feel welcome when we moved in 16 years ago. They were always helpful if we needed it. I just can't believe she's gone. My deepest condolences to Kenny and their family. I definitely know how he is feeling and pray God will comfort him.
Gayle
Ina Brewer
Ina Brewer 2020-07-16, 07:23 AM
We are so sorry for your loss of such sweet, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. God Bless all of you.
Our sincere condolences.
Jerry and Ina Brewer and Family’s
Debbi  Early-DePriest
Debbi Early-DePriest 2020-07-15, 06:43 PM
Prayers up for family
Jacqui Munson
Jacqui Munson 2020-07-15, 06:01 PM
My heart breaks for you all. Prayers for the family and God's grace while you heal.
Jacqui Munson
Monty Williams and family
Monty Williams and family 2020-07-15, 10:54 AM
Deepest condolences for the family.
Debbi hale
Debbi hale 2020-07-15, 10:53 AM
This is the perfect picture of Tammy! Love and blessings to all her Family
Lisa Bedell
Lisa Bedell 2020-07-15, 10:48 AM
Such a special lady. Matriarch of such a beautiful and loving family. She touched the lives of so many and I am honored to have called her a friend.
If she taught us nothing else, she taught us to always tell those you care about how you feel. Hug your loved ones today, for Tammy.

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