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Tamara “Tammie” (Comley) Arwood

From page A2 | January 08, 2014 | 8 Comments

Tamara Arwood

June 19, 1954 — Jan. 1, 2014

Tamara “Tammie” (Comley) Arwood was welcomed home by the Lord on Jan. 1, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was absolutely loved by her many family and friends and will be sorely missed.

Born June 19, 1954, to Robert and Lorene Comley in Los Angeles, Calif., Tammie moved to El Dorado County in the early 1970s with her family and Placerville has been her home ever since. Her marriage in 1974 to Larry Cooley provided her with her greatest blessings, her three daughters, Evie (Rob) Moots, Liena (Russ) Woodside and Jenn (Karl) Goodwin. Marriage to Ken Arwood in 1982 then brought step-son, Eric (Teresa) Arwood and step-daughter, Cassi Arwood into her life. She was “Nana” to Tiffine, Robyn, Travis, Dakota, Tyler, Joss, Trenton, Tristan, Jarrett, Lacey, KayleeAnn, Logan, Nathan, Jacob, Cody, Seriah and Jeremiah. She was known as “T” to her sisters, Barbie (Steve) Brown and Debbie (Terry) Gruber; Aunt “Tam” to Dennis, Melissa, Jesse, Melanie, Christian, Molly and many grandnephews and nieces. She was a dear friend to so many, especially Judi Rehmann, and was called “mom” by many, most notably Nicole Rehmann, Darcy Hall, Jen Hitchcock and Jim Rehmann, during her too-short time in this earthly world. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Lorene; and her in-laws, Ernie and Medora Arwood.

Tammie was preparing for retirement later this year, rounding out 30 years of service with the El Dorado County Office of Education. She was a proud member of the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp family for more than a decade and played Bunco regularly for more than 20 years. Her love of quilting enriched many lives through her pieces, her shows with the Gold Bug Quilt Guild and her innate desire to give. Her favorite time each year was a family reunion camping trip held at PiPi Campground.

A celebration of Tammie’s life will be held Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m., at Bayside of Placerville, her home church, 4602 Missouri Flat Road. The family invites all who were touched by her loving and gracious heart to come join us there. In lieu of flowers please contribute in her honor to Bayside of Placerville or to your favorite charity.


Discussion | 8 comments

  • Linda ParhamJanuary 08, 2014 - 9:41 am

    Sincere sympathy to Tammie's family. She was such a great friend and neighbor for several years. God Bless her and her loved ones. Linda and Gary Parham Powell, Wyoming

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  • Wanita (Wendy) ParmanJanuary 08, 2014 - 12:27 pm

    Tammie was such a wonderful spirit, I cherished our friendship when we were in school together. As we grow up, we tend to grow apart, but a few years back we reconnected and she once again was a light in my life, one that I will miss. She left so much of herself through her arts, her quilts are treasures that each of you will be able to wrap yourself in her love when you simply need a Tammie hug. I share in your loss, Dan and Wendy (Wanita) Parman Elko, NV

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  • Mary Lou CalderonJanuary 08, 2014 - 12:31 pm

    My sincere sympathy goes out to Tammie's family. Tammie was a great friend, co-worker, and sometimes like our mom:) we will miss her dearly as it is hard to go into office and see her space empty, but soon it will be a memorable space surrounded by children and their enjoyable toys and a quilt made by her and that one of her other close friends is willing to bring in so we can hang on the wall. ❤️ U tammie and now you are our angel!!

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  • Christian GruberJanuary 08, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Beautiful obituary. Aunt Tammie you will be missed dearly, your smile and laugh will live on in memory forever.

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  • Darcy K HallJanuary 08, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    I want to thank you Mama Tammie for my cherished years of friendship & family you gave to me. It is a gift that will continue to give all my years from here forward. Your greatest gift to me has been the friendship that has blossomed to sisterhood for over 25 years now with Jennifer, Galiena & Evelyn. You will be sorely missed on this plane. Till I see you again. I love you.

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  • Nicole RehmannJanuary 08, 2014 - 6:19 pm

    Tammie was in my life for more than 30 years and she will be in my heart forever. I miss her so much already and pray peace for her family. I love you all.

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  • gail healyJanuary 08, 2014 - 9:14 pm

    Tammie will live forever on earth as she touched so many people. I believe she is at peace and happy that she has impacted so many people and that her stamp will live on for generations. I am honored and blessed to know her. Her smile and kindness will always be remembered.

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  • Melissa FieldingJanuary 13, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Tammie was a gentle, caring woman who I had the pleasure of meeting during my employment at EDCOE. Gone too soon. My sincere sympathy to her family.

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