May 2, 1960 - January 5, 2018
An angel has returned to heaven. My angel, my love, my beautiful wife, Tammy.
She was born Tamera Huber May 2, 1960 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the only daughter of William and Maryann Huber. Tammy had two brothers, Ron and Gary. Ron, the equivalent angel of Tammy, preceded her in passing.
They both loved spending time together but golfing was a natural passion. In her later years you would see Tammy with her female golfing friends, laughing and loving the simple pleasures of life.
Tammy had the rare gift of life itself. She was one with nature and animals. Living in the country was one love she enjoyed the most. She could talk to animals in a way like no other, whether loving a small downed bird or holding a newborn baby doe in her arms, keeping him warm and unafraid. Her time in her garden was endless and she would personally hand remove any invading weed that dared to pop up.
Tammy chose the one profession that could help us all in our times of need. She became a registered nurse. She worked for Ashland Community Hospital for almost 30 years, beginning in labor and delivery and moving into the surgical department. True to her nature she chose a hospital where, in those early years, one felt welcome and left feeling that as a patient they were special and were rendered quality care. It was a hospital where the CEO hand delivered paychecks to each staff member and called them by name, in my way of thinking, considered the "old ways." Tammy, with her cheerful smile, would leave a patient remembering her long after treatment was rendered. She became their angel during their hospital stay.
Tammy came into my life in 1987, and in 1990 we married and she became Mrs. Bart J. Knudson. I am the son of Ralph and Jane Williams and grew up in Jacksonville so it was a natural fit to come home and build a home and move to Jacksonville. Together we have traveled, enjoying many golfing adventures and cruising activities.
Tammy always a ball of energy only slowed down in recent years by ALS. Time had taken a toll on her daily life, but being the person she was she would always present you with a smile and never lost her attitude. A true angel, she passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. Please make any donations in her name to the ALS foundation.
Tammy and Bart have two sons, Nicklas (Russel), Portland, Oregon and Zac (Amanda), West Palm Beach, Florida.
A private family service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018.
This bright angel has now returned to heaven where I will know her instantly and be rejoined once again.