Rita "Tammy" HemmenAugust 12, 1943 ~ October 15, 2017 (age 74)
Our amazing Mother, Grandmother and friend, Rita “Tammie” Hemmen left this earth on October 15, 2017 to join the love of her life and best friend, Richard “Dick” Hemmen, who passed away in October 2016. Words cannot express the emptiness this leaves to those that knew and loved them both.
Tammie was born to the Late Charles and Anna Tamulaites and spent her child hood in the New England area. She is preceded in death by brothers Charlie and Vince Tamulaites. Tammie had a passion for helping others and attended nursing school and soon joined the Army as a nurse, where she met her true love. Dick and Tammie married and transferred to Fairbanks Alaska in the 60’s and found the place to call home. The next 50 years would be a life of adventures which she shared with family and friends that will remember her always.
She is survived by Daughters Deanna and Robbie Hemmen, Grandchildren Gracyn Hemmen and Tyler Craven, Sister in-law Linda Tamulaites. Niece and nephew Karen Boose and Michael Tamulaites and great nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held in the summer of 2018 as many that know her have “flown south” for the winter. At that time, both Tammie and Dick’s ashes will be spread in their favorite fishing area of Valdez, Alaska.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at blanchardfamilyfuneralhome.com