Created: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 04:07:00 CST
Updated: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 04:08:23 CST
Tami J. DeMers, 54, of Grand Island, NE, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at her home with her loving family and friends at her side. Services will be Monday, October 28, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. , at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Rev. Todd K. Philipsen will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, October 27, 2013, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Tami was born September 26, 1959 at Neligh, NE. She was raised by her grandparents Herb and Elsie Joston, graduating from Grand Island Northwest High School in 1977. She attended UNO as a Pre-Med major and would later transfer to St. Francis X-Ray School where she completed her X-Ray Technician degree. She married Doug DeMers on June 19, 1982, at Grand Island, NE. They lived in Kearney, NE for two years where Tami was head X-Ray technician at the Kearney Clinic. The couple moved to Grand Island and Tami worked at Urological Associates of Grand Island. She returned the Kearney Clinic, commuting from Grand Island several times daily as she monitored blood sugar levels and gave insulin shots to her school age daughter who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was during this time she became registered in Mammography. After several years she accepted a position with Dr. Gordon Bainbridge’s office as an X-Ray Tech working for his orthopedic office for 10 years. She also commuted as a fill-in at the Kearney Orthopedic Clinic. Tami also was associated as a tech with the Grand Island Clinic and Family Practice of Grand Island, P.C. For the last nine years she was a partner with her husband and self taught bookkeeper, in Central Nebraska Petroleum Equipment.
Tami loved God, family and friends. She was a stain glass artist, master baker and cook, known for her cinnamon rolls and bourbon apple pie. She was a baby sitter all through high school and as a young adult and was a religious education teacher. She enjoyed the music of the Eagle’s.
She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and a passionate advocate for Juvenile Diabetes.
She is survived by her husband, Doug DeMers of Grand Island, NE One daughter, Tiffany
Memorials are suggested the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Cancer Society or the Sunshine Foundation.
She is welcomed into heaven by her grandparents, Herb and Elsie Joston.
Online condolences may be given at www.curranfuneralchapel.com under Tami’s obituary.