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Tami Jo (Lee) Armijo

Born: Fri., Apr. 22, 1960
Died: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019


Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
Location: American Legion Post #94


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Stevensville - Tami Jo Armijo Tami was born April 22, 1960 in Missoula, Montana to Berniece and John Lee, joining her other siblings as the baby of the family. After moving from Seely Lake to Stevensville, Tami attended Stevensville schools graduating high school a year early in 1977 and later attended cosmetology school. At 23 she gave birth to her first daughter Chelle. In 1988 she met the other half of her heart, Ruben, kissing him one night and “opening a can of worms” as we’ve been told. They married October 2nd of 1989 combining their household into a unity of 5. Later they completed their family when she gave birth to their youngest daughter Janet making it whole and complete. (After all you couldn’t top perfect) * Tami started working at the Fort Owen Inn at the age of 14 spending many years waiting tables and tending bar there as well as at the High Country and Royal Flush. She also dispatched trucks at Patriot Express, finally becoming a rural carrier for the Florence post office delivering mail where she spent her remaining almost 20 years (She was less then a year from retirement and would tell you down to the day if you asked her) There were many family trips to New Mexico or going to a campout with all 6 of us crammed in a car. Over time Ruben helped her develop a love for Griz football and it was guaranteed that no matter what every year we would get something “Griz” for Christmas. During her last few years, her biggest joy in life came from being grandma to some and nanna to others, of her 11 grandchildren, though she was still wanting one of us to have just one more to give her 12 and let her have a full dozen. Tami is survived by her best friend and partner in crime of 30 years Ruben. Daughter Chelle (PJ) Olsen and their kids Emily, Ty, Tyler. Daughter Janet Armijo and her three sons Zane, Zachary, and Lucas. Son Antonio Armijo and his two sons Dominic and Braxton. And daughter Adrienne (Allen) Hughes and their three children Allyson, Abigail, and Anthony. Her siblings, sisters Teri and Sheri and brothers Harris and David. As well as many nieces, nephews and “adopted” in family. Her friends were many and all that knew her had only good things to say. Tami was preceded in death by her sisters Gail, Bev, brother Morgan, her mom Berniece, father John and many other family members. A celebration of Tami’s life will be held at the legion hall in Stevensville on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at noon. It will be a potluck with a time for sharing memories of Tami so please feel free to dress comfortable, bring a dish and good memories to share.

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Betty V Landwehr
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
Ruben and children,
I was so shocked when I learned you lost Tami last Monday. Please know you are in my heart and prayers. Tami was such a good person and I know your hearts are breaking.
Try to remember all the good stuff and what she did in life for you. She is now in good hands and I know you all have fond memories of your time on earth with Tami. I am sorry I won't be in town for Tami's service, but I will keep you close in thought always.
Betty Landwehr

Cheyenne and Sherri Wilson
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tami was a terrific person and will be greatly missed.

Billy Vigil Julie Roybal
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
Our condolences to the family. We were saddened to hear about Tami's sudden passing. Tami was such an awesome lady. Your thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Ruben and the family.

Karen Dean
   Posted Tue October 15, 2019
I was shocked, and saddened to hear of Tami's passing. I worked with Tami when we were both doing training. Her desire for the participants to succeed was clear. She brought a lot of energy to her classes. Sadly, I know that she was on retirement count down....
To her family, I'm sorry for your loss. She was so proud of her grandkids!

Bettijane Larson
   Posted Tue October 15, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how close the Lee family ties were. Please share with Sheri. Sending love and prayers to all, Bettijane Larson.


Grijalva Family-Gilbert, Jackie,Sam, Amber, Cassie
   Posted Tue October 15, 2019
Uncle Ruben

Sorry for the loss of Aunt Tammie. You and your family are in our prayers. Just know that she is with grandma and grandpa and will continue to watch over all of us. She is now at peace.

Patricia Brewer and Ray Williams
   Posted Thu October 17, 2019
Ruben and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Tami. She was a kind person
and a loss to all of us. Our condolences and prayers to you.

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