Tammy Marlene Rieker, age 62, passed away with her family by her side, following a heart attack. She was born on August 14, 1961, to Don and Venoy “Babe” Corcoran, in Lemmon, South Dakota. She was the fourth of five children. She grew up in Lemmon and graduate from Lemmon High in 1979. After high school she met the love of her life, Randy Rieker, at the Cocomo Inn. They were married in June 1981 at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas.
They traveled all over the west during the oil boom making many lifelong friends along the way. The eventually in Coalville, Utah in 1982 and decided that this was the perfect town to raise a family. Together they have three sons.
Tammy operated a daycare for over 35 years out of her home. She loved taking care of all the children that came through and made those children her life for all those years.
Tammy and Randy loved to travel. They especially loved going to warm places like, Southern California, Arizona, Texas and anywhere she could be warm. Most of the travel came about by just going to see family. She loved her family and would go anywhere to see them. Tammy was the backbone of the family. She would always get the family together for holidays and parties. She would work all week and make sure the one day she had off, she would spend it taking care of family and spoil her grandchildren.
Tammy loved to do yardwork; she would spend countless hours in her yard taking care of the flowers. She also spent many years working with the boy scouts and loved teaching those boys to be a better version of themselves.
Tammy is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Randy; her three sons: Tanner, Ryan, Spencer (Keziah); six grandchildren; two stepchildren: Rusty Kojetin, Cary Comb; and two step grandchildren; also surviving are her three sisters: Donna (Dennis) Newell, Diana Corcoran, Dixie (John) Buer; and her favorite brother, Danny Corcoran.
Tammy is preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 18, 2023 at 1 p.m. at the Coalville Stake Center. Viewings will take place Friday November 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Stake Center and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the services.
Interment will follow the services at Coalville City Cemetery.