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Tamara Elaine DeVan Obituary


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“So sorry to hear about Tammy, she was a great nurse and I enjpyed working with her years ago. We only just recently learned of her passing. I...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Mel - IA

“We do thank God for the honor and privilege of being the parents of Tamara Elaine for the past forty four years. Even though our hearts are...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Twila Widen - Harcourt, IA

“I Miss You So Much Life Is Not The Same There Is A Big Hole In MY HEART And Soul My Life.I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOU ARE MY GORGIE BABE. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: MICHAEL - Ames, IA - Husband

“I remember the day Tami went away, God Had a plan for her that day. She was a friend who was gentle and true and would always be there just to say...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Valerie Steck - Harcourt, IA

“We were shocked to hear of Tammi's passing. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry and Tammi Johnson - IA

“We are grateful for the time we spent with you. Your kindness was a blessing to your patients and our unit. We will miss you dearly. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Juli & Kelly - Des Moines, IA

“My beloved friend, I will miss you so much. You have been taken from us much too early. I only wished that I could have heard you sing one last...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Tani Schroder-Harrah - FL

“I was so shocked and sad to hear of her passing! Such a beautiful person! I always remember her beautiful singing and her vibrant personality; so...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Jeanne Hoveland - Kanawha, IA

“I did not know her personally but I know her parents and Aunt. My heart hearts for her kids and husband. A life to soon gone. Treasure the...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Grettenberg/Greene - Dayton, IA

“My sincerest condolences to Tammi's entire family. She was a few years behind me in school, but I have very fond memories of performing in "Oklahoma...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Hay - Austin, TX

“My heart breaks for all of Tammy's family. She had a sweet spirit and such a loving person. The Daily bread's scripture for Feb 8th reads: Precious...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Joleen Stephesnon - Des Moines, IA

“My condolences go out to the entire family. Isaiah, please know you have teachers and counselors to support you when you return to AHS. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Ron Schuck - Ames, IA

“Prayers to all the family. I was so saddened to hear of Tammi's passing. I will miss her ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Maninger - Huntsville, TX

“I have so many fond memories during our school days. And I was so happy when you said you would sing at my wedding! Tammy, you left everyone way...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Rachelle Smith - Jefferson, IA

“Sister you were the best!! I love you and you are in my heart always. I remember your smile, your laugh but most of all how much you loved life and...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Carrie DeVan

“You are missed Tammy!! ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: aleah delay - jefferson, IA

“I am so very sorry to hear of Tammy's passing. We sang together at our pinning and were close during school. She was an AMAZING nurse and person. My...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Nicole Coppinger

“I am so saddened to hear about Tammy. I have many fond memories of us walking around harcourt and at the fair when we were young. Thoughts and...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Amy (Gustafson) Hock - Ames, IA

“Tammy will be greatly missed. She truly enjoyed her role as an OB nurse and loved helping bring new life into the world. She had recently mentioned...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Teresa Stevens - Des Moines, IA


Tamara DeVan, 44, of Ames, Iowa, and formerly of Harcourt passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Dayton. Pastor Craig Vote, Pastor Charles Cole, and Rev. Dr. Karen Young will officiate. Burial will be at Lost Grove Township Cemetery near Harcourt. Visitation will be Monday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Church. For online obituaries and condolences visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Tamara Elaine Widen was born on May 15, 1968, the daughter of Carroll and Twila (Trueblood) Widen.

She graduated with the Central Webster High School class of 1986, and furthered her education at Iowa Central Community College receiving her degree as a Registered Nurse.

On July 29, 1989, Tammi was united in marriage to Michael DeVan at the United Methodist Church in Harcourt. To this union three sons were born: Jared, Brady, and Isaiah.

Tammi worked as a Registered Nurse for over 22 years and was currently employed as an O.B. Nurse at Broadlawn's Medical Center in Des Moines. She loved bringing life into the world.

Tammi belonged to the United Methodist Church in Harcourt. Her family was a very important part of her life. She was an avid reader and enjoyed singing, flowers, and target shooting.

Among the survivors are her husband, Michael DeVan of Ames, Iowa; three sons,
Jared DeVan student at A.I.B. in Des Moines, Brady DeVan, and Isaiah DeVan of Ames, Iowa; her parents; Carroll & Twila Widen of Harcourt, Iowa; one brother, Jeff (Martha) Widen and their son Noah of Nevada, Iowa; mother-in-law, Ramona DeVan of Jefferson, Iowa; father-in-law, Jerry DeVan of Ames, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Carrie DeVan of Jefferson, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her brother in infancy, Scott Widen; and grandparents, Paul & Clara Trueblood, and Harry & Grace Widen

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.