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Tammy Huus Westmoreland

Tammy Lynn (Huus) Westmoreland, 40, of Hatton, ND, was carried home on Wednesday November 2, 2011 surrounded by her loved ones, at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 7, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Johns Lutheran Church, Hatton, North Dakota. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 6th from 3 to 5 p.m. with a 5 p.m. prayer service at the church.
Burial in the St. Johns Cemetery, Hatton.
Tammy was born on October 18, 1971 to Donald and Patricia (Gensrich) Huus in Northwood, ND. She was the fourth out of five children. She attended Hatton High School and graduated in 1990. After graduation Tammy went to New Jersey to be a nanny for one year, and she then returned back to North Dakota (because her family is so dang cool). Tammy worked as a CNA at the Hatton Prairie Village and Northwood Deaconess Health Center for many years, until she was diagnosed with cancer. Tammy touched the lives of many residents and co-workers, she was always thinking of new ways to put a smile on the resident's faces. Tammy loved helping and caring for others.
On August 10, 1996 she was united in marriage to Jody Westmoreland in Hatton, North Dakota. Together they had two beautiful girls, Bailey and Skylar, whom she absolutely adored. Bailey and Skylar were the light of Tammy's life. Tammy's girls meant the world to her and she would have done anything for them.
Tammy enjoyed: HALLOWEEN, playing softball, shopping, cooking; her specialty was fettuccine, watching her nieces & nephews in sports, playing music trivia, gardening, going to auction sales & rummage sales, animals, movies, writing, spending time with family & friends, but most of all she enjoyed being around her girls.
Tammy has fought long and hard for the past 11 years to overcome cancer and all of the struggles that have come along with it. Throughout everything Tammy had an uplifting positive attitude and never once gave up. Tammy was the bravest and strongest person the family has ever known. She will be forever missed and will be in our hearts forever. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and great-aunt.
She was survived by her daughters, Bailey & Skylar; Parents Donny & Patti Huus, Hatton, ND; siblings Curtis (Barb) Huus, John (Michelle) Huus, Kim (Jay) Ostlie, all of Hatton, ND; Corey (Katie) Huus, Northwood, ND; nieces & nephews Stephanie, Sara, Tiffany, Jessica, Spencer, Little John, Cody, McKenzie & Andrew; great nephew and nieces, Brody, Layken & Tenley. And also many wonderful aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ernest & Eleanor Gensrich, John Huus, and Myrtle Burass; aunts, Janice Lipsiea & Delores Myron; uncle, Junior Gensrich; and friend, Jackie Isebrand.
Clergy: Rev. Mark Brickzin and Pastor Dean Lyste.
Reader: Wes Sanda
Music: Darlene Owen, Organist
Casket Bearers: Stephanie Lillemoen, Sara Huus, Tiffany Huus, Jessica Ostlie, Jennifer Vigen, Leah Verke, and Amy Duncan

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Donny & Patti, Please except my sincere sympathy in the loss of your daughter Tammy We too, lost our daughter Mona, to breast cancer two years ago at the age of 46, so we understand the grief and loss you and your family are experiencing now. You mention in the obituary that Tammy was a very strong person, and we felt the same about our Mona, in fact she gave us the strength to face the reality of the dread disease. The pain and grief of your loss may lessen over time, but it will never go away. God's peace and strength to you and your family. Maury Sorlien

Maury Sorlien Nov 5 2011 12:00 AM

Skylar, Bailey and family, Please know that you are and have been frequently in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with Tammy long ago at the nursing home in Hatton, back when it was still known as Tri-County, and will always remember her smile and infectious laugh. Keep tight hold of all the good memories, as all the rest will fade with time.

Renita Petersen Nov 4 2011 12:00 AM