Tammy Lee Nielsen

1948 ~ 2022


Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT
Jul 23, 2022 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Funeral Services

Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT
Jul 23, 2022 11:00 AM


Larkin Sunset Gardens

Tammy Lee Nielsen, 73, of Kearns, Utah spent her final moments at the Intermountain LDS Hospital located in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 14, 2022. She passed peacefully and courageously from her bout with cancer surrounded by her loving family. She is now reunited with her parents, her sister, her loving dogs, Labaya and Whisper, and her beloved horse that she cared for during her time here, and the first love of her life Danny Valenzuela, riding off in her 1957 Chevy Bel-Air.

She was preceded in death by her mother June Record, her father Howard Nielsen, and her sister Brenda Nielsen.

Tammy was born November 17th, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Howard Nielsen and June Record. She was the second of six siblings (Steve, Brenda, Brandon, Janelle, and Shelaire.) She is survived by four children; Tonya Olson (Richard Olson), Brenda Tischner, Sean Tischner, and Mindy Tischner. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved her dearly; Tyson (Taylor), Chelsey (Nate), Miquelle (Ben), Karli, Dante, Donovan, Kendra, Noah, Stefan, Weslynn, Levi, and Rylee.

Tammy enjoyed a variety of activities such as gardening, horses, caring for Maltese dogs, and crocheting. Her visiting family often noted the colorful variety of flowers, fruits, and vegetables that she worked tirelessly in the garden to maintain. She would move plants from her garden into her house to bring more vibrance into her home. Taking care of her animals was always important to her as she loved them as if they were her children. She created beautiful blankets and clothing with love that accentuated her creativity and her adoration of her family through crocheting. She also enjoyed outdoor activities that she shared with her family, such as fishing. Tammy had a passionate love affair with Raspberry ice cream, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and soft drinks such as Dr. Pepper or Pepsi which you could always count on finding in her home whenever you would visit. She could pass as Donald Duck with a strikingly comparable voice impersonation that could leave your side hurting for hours. She was
resourceful and taught her kids how to fix anything in sight with a butter knife. She enjoyed spending time at the shooting range with her family, and won a few shooting competitions because of her sharpshooting skills!

A Viewing will be held on Saturday, July 23rd at 9:30 am. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am. The viewing and funeral will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) Sandy, UT 84092. Interment at the same location to follow.


Please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of our beloved Tammy. I am so grateful to have had her as my neighbor, friend, fellow gardener, co-snow shoveler and then phone-a-friend during Covid after she moved to West Valley. She was such a sweet and dear caretaker of others. She will always remain a treasured friend in my heart, especially when I’m in my garden and when the snow falls on 900 East. I’m sure God has already assigned her a garden plot in Heaven with lots of children, cats, dogs, butterflies, birds, bees and horses freely running around. I’m hoping she will put in a good word for me so I visit her when my work here on earth is done. Love and warm hugs, Elizabeth

- Elizabeth Festa Watson

Tammy loved her flowers. I think that's where Mindy first took me was her moms flowers because she wanted us to have starts of her flower garden. This tradition continued through the years with red hot pokers, ground cover, ferns, lilies, mountain geraniums, and so many more. Thank you Tammy for sharing your passion for 🌸 blossoms and growing things, and for raising an amazing daughter, Mindy, who I was so lucky to have met. Peace to your heart sweet lady. Cindy & Russ Ryan Family

- Cindy Ryan