Tammy Lou Merrill Harmon, 62, passed away on September 13, 2020 in Taylorsville, UT, peacefully surrounded by loved ones, after a recurrent battle with endometrial cancer. She was born November 23, 1957 in Afton, WY to Frank and Colleen Merrill. She joined two older brothers, Robert (Bob) and Gary, and a sister, Beverly. They were later joined by another brother, Torey. She married Jim Harmon on May 31, 1975 in Osmond, WY. Together, they had two children, Tiffany and Merrill.
Jim and Tammy began their married life by immediately moving to Sunnyvale, CA where Jim was stationed in the United States Navy. They later lived in Boise, ID; Heyburn, ID; Scottsdale, AZ; and Salt Lake City, UT. For the last 34 years, they chose to live in Afton WY where they raised their children.
While she had many different jobs over the years, one thing that never changed was her involvement with student exchange programs where she was a regional coordinator who oversaw up to 14 states for nearly 30 years. As a result, she developed many lifelong friendships with international partners, exchange students, and students’ biological and host families.
Tammy lived a fulfilling life as a grandmother, mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. She loved crocheting, reading, and Sunday family dinners.
Tammy was preceded in death by both of her parents and her sister. She is survived by her husband, Jim; daughter, Tiffany; son, Merrill (Lacie); granddaughter, Hazelie; and three brothers: Bob (Mary); Gary (Marlene), and Torey (Linda). She will be greatly missed for her concern for others and her kind and generous nature. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone who knew her.
Viewings will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Schwab Mortuary in Afton and Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 10-11:45 a.m. at the Afton Tabernacle followed immediately by funeral services at 12:00 p.m. She will be interred at the Afton Cemetery.
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