Tammy Michelle Serfes, 53, of Great Falls, MT passed away on August 1st, 2021 after six years of struggling with a chronic progressive anoxic brain injury; She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Born in Springfield, Illinois on August 3, 1967 to Loren Leroy Trader and Patricia Jane Spencer, Tammy grew up in Montana, attending school in Billings. She joined the Navy Jr ROTC on June 3, 1983 and earned her GED on April 30, 1987. She furthered her education through the years at May Business School and Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education, earning her Nurses Certification on May 30, 2002. She wore many hats throughout her working career: waitress, truck driver, car carrier, nurse, assistant manager at KB Toys and K-Mart, manager at an Extended Stay Hotel (earning multiple awards and achievements) and became a Pink Zebra consultant.
While working at KB Toys she met the love of her life, Grover Wayne Serfes; the couple were married on May 25, 2003. The family lived in Great Falls from 2003 to 2007, when they moved to Boise, ID until 2011, when they returned to Great Falls. Tammy and Wayne remained together for 18 years, until her untimely passing. Before her brain injury, Tammy loved all outdoor activities and sports. She loved the Dallas Cowboys, Boston Red Sox fan, watching hockey. She also enjoyed scrapbooking, Harry Potter and the Twilight Series, She was a giver to a fault and would help anyone who asked.
Tammy loved life and she was a great mother. She was passionate about her kids, her grandkids and her motto was “Live, Laugh, Love!”. Her last years were hard for all who loved her, but they stayed by her side caring for her to the very end. She may be gone but she will never be forgotten.
Tammy was preceded in death by her grandparents Howard Spencer and Delores Richards.
She is survived by her loving husband, Wayne; sons, Nicholas Weaver, Carter Daniel Serfes; stepsons, Toby Serfes, Michael Serfes and Thomas Serfes; daughter, Lacinda Nolen; stepdaughter, Genevieve Stuck; parents, Loren Trader and Patricia Murray; sister, Patricia Trader; brothers, Michael Schuh and Gary Russell; along with 22 grandchildren.