- November 29, 1973 - January 13, 2014
- Lafayette, Indiana
of Tamara's Passing
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“Tammy's (Hooper's) endearing, loving spirit will continue to live on through all of us who adored her dearly. She will remain in our memories and...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Lori Stillwell (Rutherford) - IN
“I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Tammy's passing.
I spent many afternoons with her and her family when they would come to Grandview Lake to stay...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: Marcia Benjamin - Columbus, IN
“Ron and I have been gone for a week and just learned of Tammy's passing.
There are no words to describe our extreme sorrow and we send loving...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Cindy Rossiter - St. Petersburg, FL
“My condolence to Tammy's family. I was saddened to hear the news of her passing. I knew her briefly as volunteers at Hershey. Always had a smile an...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Tania Bell - IN
“Some things in life are too difficult for us to understand this side of Heaven. But what I do know, is that Tammy was the ultimate ambassador of joy...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Lauren (Hall) Ahlersmeyer - IN
“So sorry for your family's loss. I met Tammy through MOMS Club when she lived in Columbus. Although I didn't know her well, I remember her beautiful...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Lora Miller - Columbus, IN
“Dear Bill and Marcy- I learned of your loss through Jim Warner. I wanted to let you know that you were in our thoughts and prayers.
...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Marilyn Klink Staley - Rockville, IN
“My deepest sypmpaty to Tammy's parents and daughters. Tammy was bright,.friendly and smiling all the time. I have prayed for her and listened to her...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Mary Shoemaker - Lafayette, IN
“Bill and Karen,
So sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
9 of 43 | Posted by: Linda Tracy - Lafayette, IN
“So very sorry for the loss of Tammy. May God gave you comfort through this extremely difficult time.
10 of 43 | Posted by: Judy Butz - Lafayette, IN
“Tammy was such a warm, loving, dynamic lady. Having lost our daughter in law a few months ago, we share your pain. We will pray for peace to come...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: Debbie Elsner - Lafayette, IN
“Though nothing can bring back the hour
of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Chris Shaff - Franklin, IN
“We're so heartbroken for you all.
Tamara was such a beautiful and vibrant mother, daughter, sister and friend...
We wish you all strength you can...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Tim, Erin & Boone Donnelly - UT
“Dear Brent and family, I am so sorry and know words just cannot express the deep feelings at this time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Anne Duncan
Gale and I want express our condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
15 of 43 | Posted by: Jay Spry - Monticello, IN
“We are so very for your loss. Tammy was a wonderful person and a great mother. My daughter was on hunter's soccer team and are friends she will...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Heather & Brooke Barnett
“We have known the Hainje family for over 50 years. Tammy and her sister Christy grew up with our two daughters; Tammy and Christy are like family to...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Linda and Bob Rutherford - IN
“Bill and Marcy:
We were so sorry to hear about Tammy. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with the whole family.
Cindy wanted me to tell...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Dave and Mary Stone and Cindy Amstutz - IN
“I am so sorry to hear about Tammy's passing. Our girls go to school together. She was a vibrant person who will be missed.
19 of 43 | Posted by: Ivy Coleman
“My girls still laugh about the time I went to drop off my youngest at a sleepover and didn't come home until 2am. Tammy invited me in for wine and...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Hollie Hughes - Lafayette, IN
“My deepest sympathies to all that knew and loved Tammy. I first met Tammy as a backyard neighbor....the kind who sees you outside and walks over for...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Lisa Fankhauser - West Lafayette, IN
“My deepest condolences on the loss of Tammy. While I did not know her personally, I know what a wonderful sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Jackie Pender - Park City, UT
“I worked with Tammy at Burnett Creek. I will always remember her with smile on her face, and a spring in her step. She was warm, kind, loving, and...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Laura Taylor - west lafayette, IN
“Much love and hugs to Tammy's family. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not have the privilege of knowing Tammy well, but she worked at Hershey...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Karla Cotter - Lafayette, IN
So sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in my prayers.
25 of 43 | Posted by: Bonnie Uber - Indianapolis, IN
“Hugs and prayers to you all Brent, Hunter, Elle, and Mom and Dad. Tammy was one the first people I met when I moved to Indiana. We have been through...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Melissa Morrison - Lafayette, IN
“Growing up next door to Tammy, we created many childhood memories together. I will always remember her laughter from the Cedar Ridge days of...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Natalie (Swanson) Carnahan - IN
“I am so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy and prayers for the family.
28 of 43 | Posted by: Shannon Banta - Brookston, IN
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29 of 43 | Posted by: Kimberly Wiethoff Cooper - IN
“So very sorry for your loss. Our sympathy and prayers to the family.
30 of 43 | Posted by: Duke and Pam Hartman - Oviedo, FL
“Tammy and her family have been friends for many years and we have shared many family get-togethers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Roger and Kathy Roudebush - TN
“My sympathy to the family on the loss of their daughter and niece.
32 of 43 | Posted by: Carolyn Shaff - Lafayette, IN
“Tammy will be so missed! She was such a sweet and caring person. Elle and my daughter. Kate danced together at the YWCA in 2008. They were so cute...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Beth Moore - Lafayette, IN
“Tammy always had a smile on her face. It was obvious how much she loved her girls. It is painful imagining her family moving on without her light. ...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Laurie Rookstool - Lafayette
“You don't know us but my son goes to East Tipp Middle School with Hunter and has band with her. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. She was a neat...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Debbie gross - Lafayette, IN
“Hugs to Hunter, her sister, and her family. You are in our thoughts.
from Chloe Sweat and family.
36 of 43 | Posted by: Tina Richter-Sweat - Lafayette, IN
“You always had a smile so beautiful and bright! You will be missed ! Prayers for you all
37 of 43 | Posted by: Carmen Easley jones - Granville, ND
“Tammy always seemed to be the "family photographer"! She always took pictures at family gatherings and shared wonderful pictures of Hunter & Ellie...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: Beth Wardlaw - New Albany, IN
“Tammy always had a smile for you, no matter who you were or where you came from. My thoughts and prayers to her girls and family during this time of...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Christy (Hurt) Kuntz - Lafayette, IN
“I am so sorry for Tammy and her family.
40 of 43 | Posted by: Courtney Bills Hurst - Lafayette, IN
“My deepest sympathy to Tammy ' s family. I had the privilege of volunteering with Tammy. She was such a good person. I hope you find comfort in...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Linda Whaley - Lafayette, IN
“Tammy touched so many lives. She has left a lasting memory with our family.
42 of 43 | Posted by: John and Cindy Harwood - IN
“Tammy was a very delightful person. Never heard her say a bad word about anyone and always included everyone. She was special. HE truly called an...Read More »
43 of 43 | Posted by: Clarissa Davis-Roembke - IN
Tamara Lee "Tammy" (Hainje) Skelton, 40, of Lafayette, passed away at home on Monday, January 13, 2014. Born November 29, 1973 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of William "Bill" and Marcy Jo (Hoggatt) Hainje of Lafayette.
Tammy was a 1992 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in 1996.
She was formerly married to Brent Skelton. Tammy was a devoted mother and a volunteer and supporter of her girls' activities. She was a member of Northview Church at Market Square, Kappa Kappa Kappa Philanthropic Sorority, and Pi Beta Phi Sorority at Indiana University.
Surviving with her parents are her two daughters, Hunter and Ellie Skelton both at home, a sister, Christy Wilson (husband, Bill) of Park City, UT, a niece, Cayenne Wilson, a nephew, Rowan Wilson, aunt and uncle, Karen and Larry Kult of Lafayette, and an uncle, Tamm Hoggatt of Lafayette. She was preceded in death by an uncle, Thane Hoggatt.
Visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Service
1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Choutka officiating. Private burial to take place. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to donor's charity of choice. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com