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Tammy Jean Pixley

June 1, 1962 - July 16, 2022

Tammy Jean Pixley passed away on July 16, 2022 at the age of 60 in her home in Bellevue, Washington.   She is survived by her husband Michael Stuart Pixley, her two daughters Amity Clay Pixley and Ia Louise Pixley, and her two brothers Todd Kreps of Bryson City, North Carolina and Tevin Kreps of Gilbert, Arizona.    Tammy is preceded in death by her beloved mother Judy Parker, her father Peter Kreps and her youngest brother Tracey Kreps.

Tammy was born June 1, 1962 in Greeley Colorado and moved around as she grew up in Greeley, Colorado, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Westminster Colorado and Loveland, Colorado.   While still in high-school, Tammy spent a summer in the administering vaccines in Dominican Republic.  Tammy received an undergraduate teaching degree from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado and a Masters degree from the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley Colorado.  Tammy moved to California married Stuart on December 28, 1989 in Claremont, California.

Tammy had been a special education teacher in Colorado and California often in poor and underserved communities.   After teaching Tammy raised two daughters — Amity and Ia, two fantastic kids, now fantastic young adults she loved and adored.    Tammy supported many charities and nonprofits and was especially loyal to the organizations that most impacted her children including Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville, Washington and The Academy for Precision Learning in Seattle, Washington.   She often volunteered at the schools her kids attended and, when she lived in New York City, Tammy volunteered for “Friends-in-Deed”, an organization founded by Mike Nichols in response to the AIDS crisis and providing support to people with life threatening illnesses and their family and friends.

Tammy loved good Broadway musicals, had a bright sense of humor, and loved and belonged to a close group of loyal friends, family and her beloved cat Dale.

A ceremony for Tammy will take place at 2pm on Friday, August 19, 2022.

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