In Memory of

Tamra "Tammy" Lee Gravenish

April 27, 1953 - January 19, 2020
From: Cherokee, IA

Tamra Lee Gravenish , the daughter of Vernon “Gus” and Marlyce “Mavis” (Bengtson) Bergstrom was born April 27, 1953, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1971.

 On December 29, 1972, she was united in marriage to Dennis “Bim” Gravenish. They were blessed with one daughter, Jodie. Tammy worked one year in the bakery department at Randall’s Food Store, 23 years at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in various departments, and was a self employed housekeeper for 22 years for various homes and businesses until retiring in 2015.

 Tammy enjoyed cooking, baking, tending to her flowers, feeding the birds, especially the humming birds and orioles, and gambling. Most of all she enjoyed time spent with her family and friends.

 On Sunday, January 19, 2020, Tammy passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon in 1994, and Marlyce in 1996; and one brother, Rodney in 2008.

 She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Dennis “Bim” Gravenish; her daughter, Jodie (David) Vaughan; two grandchildren, Breanne and Ryan; one great-grandson, Bosh; one sister, Julie (Doug) Williams of Kentucky; one niece, Heather Duckworth of Evansdale, IA; and other relatives and friends.

Tribute Video
SERVICES
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2020, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Jon Riggert
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
MUSIC
"I Can Only Imagine"
"When I Get Where I'm Going"
"In The Arms of an Angel"
INTERMENT
At a later date.

Condolences

Monday, June 29, 2020 at 4:02 PM
“My condolences to the family. I remember Tammy from high school days. ”
- Demaris Guittard
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4:53 PM
“You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Bob & Ruth Allen
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4:53 PM
“Thinking of you at this difficult time. ”
- Chris Carlson
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4:53 PM
“Bim, Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.”
- Barbara and Gaylin Fey
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2:42 PM
“Jodi, I am so saddened by the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. Sincerely, Maggie Gianopoulos ”
- Maggie Gianopoulos
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2:42 PM
“Bim and Jodi, You have our deepest sympathy. I'm so glad I got to visit with her in Oct. Have known her since our teen years. Tammy always had a smile on her face. She also had a great out look on life despite her illness. Wonderful lady. RIP Tammy ”
- Margaret A Corzilius
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 4:44 PM
“Tami was the best sister-in-law anybody could ever wish for. She was great at telling jokes and joking with you and she could take a joke back. We traveled with them a few times and it was a blast. She was such a great mom grandma and great grandma. Everyone will miss her so much”
- Cynthia and Terry Scott
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:43 AM
“Tammy was truly a kind and beautiful soul. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. I send my condolences to Bim and all the Gravenish family. ”
- Debra Nagel
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:43 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. Tammy was a special person. ”
- Mary Morris
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:43 AM
“Rest Easy, Tammy!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2:33 PM
“So sorry to hear about Tammy! I remember when her and mom worked together at the hospital. Mom just loved her! Thinking of Bim and all of you !! She had such a wonderful smile too!”
- Lori Hackbarth
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11:21 AM
“So sorry for your loss. ”
- Roger Korleski
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11:21 AM
“Bim, we are so sad to hear about Tammy. She was such a ball of energy and so much fun with a heart bigger than she was. A good friend to so many of us and we'll all
miss her. Wish we could be there but you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ed and Carolyn”
- carolyn wiebe
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:32 AM
“I’m so sorry for ur loss of a sweetly beautiful lady!!! I’m gonna truly miss her!!! I’ll love and miss you forever Tammy!!! ”
- Shelley Jahn-Baker
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:32 AM
“So sorry to hear about Tammy! My condolences to all of you.We always talked in the grocery store. A special woman. Will miss her!!!”
- Sue Roberts
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:32 AM
“To the family of Tammy Gravenish, you’s have Our
Deepest Sympathy!!! May Tammy, RIP!!”
- Shirley & Jerry Goebel
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:22 PM
“I am so sorry for your family’s loss I remember Tammy when I first started clinical in nursing school and we did rotations at the hospital she was one of the sweetest ladies you could have asked for told me I would be a great nurse and not to give up she will be deeply missed by so many that loved her ”
- Brenda Parker
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:22 PM
“Ted and I are deeply saddened by your loss. Tammy was always kind and friendly. She will be missed by all who knew her.
- Mary Jo Cline
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