March 27, 1969 — January 29, 2022
Tamara Dee Hagemeyer “Tami”, our dear wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend returned to our Heavenly Father on the beautiful Saturday morning of January 29, 2022, after a courageous 12-year battle with cancer. Tami passed away peacefully in her warm and welcoming home in Roy, Utah, surrounded by her family by her side. Tami was born in Provo, Utah to Gordon Langley Hall and Elizabeth Ann Mehew Hall-Stites on March 27, 1969. She was the eldest of 9 children, the wife of Matthew Hagemeyer and the proud mother of 4 boys and their wives/grandchildren. friends. whom she treated as her own.
Tami lived every day as if it were the last, all her life. Tami had such a bubbly personality and treated everyone like her eternal friend. Her most prized possession was her family, whom she served and communicated with every day.
Tami attended high school in Rockford, Illinois, where she eventually met the love of her life, Matthew Hagemeyer of Jefferson High through a mutual friend. After a year of dating, hanging out with friends, talking on the phone late at night until Tami fell asleep, and running late at night to Aunt Mary’s for fries, Matt asked Tami to marry her. Tami had attended nursing school at St. Anthony’s School of Nursing and received her LPN. Matt would join the Navy soon after and they wanted to get away. Their moms planned a wedding in 3 days. Matt and Tami were married on March 10, 1989 at the Kenosha, WI courthouse, dressed. A year later, on June 15, 1990, they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.
Tami and Matt lived in Great Lakes, Illinois while enlisted, where Josh was born. They then moved to Southern Illinois University for Matt’s undergraduate and graduate school and his freshman year of medical school. During school, Sebastian, Anthony, baby Taylor (who died shortly after birth), and Elliott were born. They moved back to Springfield where Matt finished school, then to Rockford for his first job with the intention of being closer to his family in Utah. They lived and worked in Cheyenne, WY for a few years before finally moving to Utah.
With a young family, traditions developed like learning how to make amazing pancakes every morning using different flours and recipes. It was never about the number of pancakes you could eat, but more importantly the size of the pancake you could devour. Tami and Matt often talked about opening a creperie. They also held Pizza Fridays at their house to create a safe place for her boys and their friends to relax and have fun. Tami often received calls from her father and together they would say: “…it’s Friday, Friday, Friday! “.
Tami often attended the Ogden Temple, continued her education at Weber State University in Music, studying piano and guitar. She performed at family gatherings and special events. Tami loved her boys and daughters-in-law (by marriage or girlfriend). She treated her daughters as her own. Matt and Tami’s family loved the mountains spending time together skiing and snowboarding. Tami has always been amazed by the beauty of the earth. It was a lesson in always being grateful for the beautiful work of God’s hand in nature. Tami enjoyed jogging and biking with Matt and even between bouts of cancer treatment. She ran a half marathon in Denver. Tami loved his Rubi (Jeep) or ‘Lil Blue (Ford RS).
Tami loved her family and made time to attend concerts, baptisms and special activities for her nieces and nephews. Tami had lots of friends and went on special Disney trips together. She lived by the words, “…be more!” It was so fitting for who Tami was in her life and what she wanted for others. Her dream was to fly and she did! May you ever soar like the beautiful little soaring bird you have become! With the love of your family! You will be greatly missed, a treasure in paradise. Your spirit shines on us all. We are blessed because of the way you have lived and loved.
Tami’s greatest gift has been her testimony that Jesus Christ lives. She was a faithful daughter of God. She has served in several church callings in Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society. She served others faithfully and attended the temple regularly.
Tami is survived by her husband, Matthew Adam Hagemeyer, her children Joshua (McKell), Sebastian (Shaina), Anthony (Jocelyn), Elliott (Malika) and her sister-in-law Monica Durfey. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth Hall-Stites (Allen), siblings Jeff (Chalese) Hall, Dave (Sherry) Hall, Scott (Lorelle) Hall, Jeremy (Alisha) Hall, Jamie (TJ) Collins, Lisa (Joe) Witruk, Rob (Tiffany) Hall, Kim (Ryan) Barker and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Predeceased by father, Gordon Hall, stepmother, Gail Joan Bartholomew, brother-in-law, Jake Harvey, nephews, Hyrum and William Barker, and Matt and Tami’s sweet baby Taylor.
The family would like to thank the many doctors, staff and healthcare providers for the many years spent caring for our Tami. We would especially like to thank Dr. Soisson and Dr. Werner of the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake.
A public hearing will be held Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Leavitt Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT 84403 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, February 4, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. A family celebration of life will be held Friday, February 4, 2022 at the Leavitt Mortuary from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Interment at Leavitt’s Autorest Memorial Park.
Condolences can be shared with the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com