Tammy Sue Ezell, 62, was born to her doting mother, Olive (Millard) and Marian “Tex” Ezell on September 13, 1958 in Great Falls, MT. Tammy was born with Incontinentia Pigmenti Syndrome. Through the medical and physical challenges Tammy’s determination to survive prevailed. She was not supposed to make it through childhood and the oldest known survivor has not made it past 50. She made it to 62. The determination Tammy had could not prevail against Covid-19. The virus took its toll and Tammy passed away on November 29.
Tammy was one of the first students in the original parent run Special Education Program at the old DeMolay. The families got together to provide through their own expense an education for their special needs children in the early 1970’s. This program was eventually taken over by the Great Falls School District who provide the services to these children now. Tammy worked for a time at the Easter Seals. She was a regular at the farmer’s market selling the potholders she proudly made. Everyone in the family and friends have numerous potholders made by Tammy. As her disability progressed, she took up plastic canvas and made sure her family members always had one of her creations for birthdays and Christmas.
About nine years ago Bob Findorf came into Tammy’s life. He was her constant companion and the love of her life. Bob was by her side helping to care for her come rain or shine. Together they listened to music, watched movies, and did crafts.
The family would also like to thank the staff at the Ivy and the ICU at Benefis for the care and compassion especially in the last weeks of her life.
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