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Tamra Lemmon, 56 - July 24, 2016

Tamra “Tami” Sue (Naylor) Lemmon, 56, of Cozad passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at her home at Midway Lake, south of Cozad.
Memorial services were conducted on Monday, Aug. 1, at the Church of Christ in Cozad.
Lemmon was born May 12, 1960, to Garlyn Ross Naylor and Verla Kay (Hemphill) Naylor at the Cozad Hospital.
She attended Cozad Public School and graduated with the Haymaker Class of 1978. During her teens she was employed at the Red Rooster Café in Cozad. After graduating high school she worked for Paulsen Inc., in Cozad for a period of time. During this time, she met Rick Lemmon Thanksgiving Day of 1979.
The couple embarked on a life-long career in the cattle business with his family, where she spent countless hours bottle feeding and inventorying cattle.
Lemmon decided that she had an interest in business and financing, and returned to college graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 3.9 GPA from the University of Nebraska at Kearney earning her Certified Public Accounting degree. She then began helping manage finances and bookkeeping at the feedlot.
After a seven-year courtship, Rick and Tami were married on Aug. 30, 1986, at Johnson Lake at a weekend cabin of her parents. The couple then resided on a farm just northwest of Cozad, where they enjoyed farm life with their dogs, cats, calves and special Beefalo that she raised from a calf, according to family members.
She and her husband also had several adventures on their Harley Davidson motorcycle. They traveled to Sturgis, through Arizona, Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Texas and Utah with their closest biker friends, and enjoyed trips to Redwing, MN.
Later, the couple found a great location in which to raise their family at Midway Lake, south of Cozad. This was a great project home and they began creating the home that they had always imagined sharing together, the family said.
?On Valentine’s Day 1996, they were blessed with a son, Kevin Clay Lemmon. He was her life as she showered him with love and support, stated family. Her passion for taking photographs of him growing was prevalent and he will be able to cherish those memories as he looks back on her life as his mother.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed spending time with family doing numerous activities including being on the lake skiing, swimming and jet skiing, tae kwon do and attending to her canine and feline friends, listening to classic rock music, tending to her flower beds, photography and just finding the beauty in nature, family members said.
Lemmon also had a special place in her heart for helping others who were facing difficult times. She was a great listener and would help try to solve problems. After losing her father and several other family members to cancer, she involved herself to help in the fight against cancer by joining an American Cancer Society Relay for Life team and baked several items for bake sales each year.
She was preceded in death by: her father, Garlyn (Bud) Naylor; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dale and Lois Lemmon; brother-in-law, Brad Lemmon.
Survivors include: her husband, Rick Lemmon of Cozad; her son, Kevin Lemmon of Cozad; mother, Verla Kay Naylor of Cozad; brothers—Steve (Barb) Naylor of Cozad and Stan (Jennie) Naylor of Phoenix, AZ; nieces and nephews—Sandy (Ty) Phillips of Arnold, Carrie Naylor of Bertrand, Bryan Naylor of Cozad and Shannon Lemmon of Bassett; sister-in-law, Susie Block of Cozad; aunts—Clara Lantz and Pauline Coover, both of Lexington; numerous cousins.
A memorial has been established for later designation.