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Tamara (Tammy) Michelle Daybell, nee Douglas 

May 4, 1970 - October 19, 2019

Tammy grew up in South Pasadena and Anaheim in southern California, then moved with her family to Springville, Utah at 13.  Tammy was an excellent student, and she played the drums and clarinet in the Springville High School Band. She was the Yearbook Editor her senior year.


In 2004, she helped found Spring Creek Book Company. Tammy wore many hats as the company grew, juggling her role as Chief Financial Officer with designing book covers. She was the true backbone of the company, and she was proud of the dozens of books the company published over the years.


Tammy’s true focus in life was her family. She loved her children deeply and encouraged them in countless ways. She often took the children to the public library and helped them develop a passion for reading. 


Tammy supported her young family by working as the secretary for Springville’s Parks Department. As part of her job, she typed thousands of handwritten burial records into a computer database. This helped spark her interest in Family History, which later would become her favorite hobby. 


Tammy was the computer teacher at Art City Elementary in Springville, Utah. In 2015 the family moved to Salem, Idaho and she became the assistant librarian at Madison Middle School. She later became the librarian at Central Elementary School in Sugar City, Idaho. She was treasured and loved by the staff and students alike.


She loved all sorts of animals, but Tammy especially loved Indian runner ducks. She also raised pigeons, chickens, cats, and rabbits, knowing each one by name. She loved gardening, cooking, and playing games with the family. Her laugh will be remembered and cherished.

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