Tammy Lynn Russell, 61, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, after a fight with heart disease. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 18th, 2021, at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Tammy was born in Bryan, OH on June 29th, 1960. She studied at the University of Toledo with a major in mathematics. She worked for Boeing in Wichita, Kansas. She adopted her younger sister Julie when she was seven years old. She was raised Lutheran and was a Christian her entire life. She had four children as well- Jennifer Adele, Suzanne Elaine, Clarissa Francine, and Kyle Trenton. Tammy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved cats including her pet cat Buttercup, loved to laugh, loved music, and was very giving to those in her life.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Cooley, her father, Larry Cooley, and her brother Michael Cooley.
She is survived by her children, Jennie Russell, Suzy (David Smith) Russell, Clarissa (Chris Heffner) Russell, and Kyle (Sarah) Russell, her grandchildren, Stella Carlin, Luca Carlin, Hunter Harris, Hayden Russell, and Mason Russell, her sister, Julie (John) Powell, her nephew, Brandon Cooley, her aunt Barb (Paul) Wieten, and her former spouse John (Lorrie) Russell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family at https://gofund.me/9026b04d