My candle burns at each ends
It won’t final the night time;
However ah, my foes, and oh, my pals
It offers a stunning mild.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
Tammy Lou Whittington lived many lives in her time on this earthly aircraft.
She had superb abilities. She was an artist, a prepare dinner and a gardener. As a prepare dinner she labored her approach via many Arcata eating places and meals producers.
Associates who labored together with her keep in mind her boundless vitality and her infectious giggle. Tammy had a sizzling mood although, and incessantly parted methods with employers in a match of pique over some actual or perceived slight.
In some unspecified time in the future she realized she was happier working for herself and made her residing as a gardener. Turning a weedy yard into a wonderful backyard was one in all her abilities and nobody labored more durable or sooner in making these transformations.
Candy peas had been her favourite flower. She was a prolific artist who labored in lots of mediums. Her pals acquired imaginative birthday playing cards and proudly displayed her drawings and work on their partitions.
Her artwork ranged from pointillist vegetables and fruit to stormy expressionist work and collages that exposed her extra troubled emotions.
Tammy liked all kinds of music, particularly punk rock, baking for pals and people in want, critters of all stripes, taking part in Scrabble, studying every part and writing volumes in her journals.
Family and friends additionally know that Tammy fought a lifelong battle together with her inside demons. There have been misplaced years and strained relationships, however amazingly she was in a position to pull herself again up time and again and begin once more.
The final two years of her life had been spent in a tidy, art-filled residence in Eureka with stunning houseplants and a college of goldfish. The opposite residents of her constructing keep in mind awaiting her arrival at their vacation potlucks as she at all times introduced the tastiest choices!
Tammy had a tattoo of an Egyptian Ankh on her ankle, representing everlasting life. She is going to reside on within the recollections of her beloved sister Amy and the numerous pals who knew and liked her. No providers are deliberate at the moment. Plant a flower, pet a canine or bake some cookies for a good friend to honor her reminiscence. Relaxation in peace, Tammy.