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Tamara Dawn John

Tamara Dawn John

Our beloved grandma, wife, mom, and daughter; Tammy John, 63, of Nampa, ID, passed away on February 16, 2020 in her home, after a long and courageous battle, during which she demonstrated strength and selflessness in the face of cancer.

Visitation will be 10:00am Tuesday, February 25th at Bella Vida Funeral Home (9661 W. Chinden Blvd. Boise, ID)

Funeral services will be held at the grave site at Canyon Hills Cemetery with the (name of minister) officiating.   Arrangements are by Bella Vida Funeral Home.

Immediately following will be a memorial and celebration of Tammy’s life, at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa.  Arrangements made by The Warhawk staff and food provided by BBQ4Life.

Tammy was born in Rupert, Idaho to Don and Fae Courtright on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1956.  She moved around and lived in several places including Idaho, Arizona and Utah. Tammy married Dallas John on August 17, 1974 in Middleton, ID.  She welcomed her first child, Amanda (Mandy) Fae on December 19, 1977. Soon after Tammy and Dallas welcomed their second child Benjamin Don on May 11, 1979.  Mom was a loving mother, who took the time to stay home and raise her children with love while instilling in them a deep dedication to education and hard work. Tammy worked as a dedicated and loving caregiver for most of her life, not only dedicating years with her children, but also caring for elderly and ill patients, as a home-health care giver.  She also cared deeply for her greatest gift, her grandchildren. She, then, became the manager at the Warhawk Air Museum gift shop, which brought her nearly 20 years of joy. She was happiest when surrounded by her family; her children and her grandchildren. Tammy’s favorite way to spend a day was working in her flower bed with a granddaughter by her side.  

Tammy is preceded in death by her grandparents, father-in-law Parley DeMour John, mother-in-law June Clark, sister-in-law Julienne Durran, brother-in-law Gary Halverson and Aunt Lynda Wherl.  

Tammy is survived by her husband, Dallas, her daughter Amanda and significant other, Tyler; her son Benjamin and wife, Michelle,  her brothers Randy (Leslie) Courtright, Tracy Courtright and Ryan (Meredith) Courtright, Her parents Don and Fae Courtright, and, most important to her, her grandchildren, Mackenzie, Kalissa, Akayla, Kira, Skyla, Mailee, Gage, Chase and Stella.   She is also survived by her brothers-in-law Tom (Maureen) John, Mark (Christa) John, Darryl (Judy) John, and sisters-in-law Raylene Holliday, Cheryl Halverson, Danielle (Grant) Farrar, Randi (Bill) Carlisle and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Benjamin John, Tyler Vanderhoof, Ryan Courtright, Chase Vanderhoof, Tristan Crowley, Kobe Field, 

In lieu of flowers please send living plants

The family is also accepting donations to help with Tammy and Dallas’s final expenses

The family of Tammy wishes to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Al’s Cancer Center Nampa.  

1 Comment

  • Mary Posted March 7, 2020 12:40 pm

    To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

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