Tami Ann Ellinger
In Loving Memory
December 7, 1961
Dayton, Ohio

Passed Away
June 28, 2013
Aurora, Colorado

Tami Ellinger, 51, of Aurora, Colorado, was called to her higher purpose on June 28, 2013. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She displayed courage, grace, and dignity throughout her 10-month battle with cancer, and retained her zest for life and her loving, generous spirit every step of the way.

Born December 7, 1961 in Dayton, Ohio to Patsy Willis and Jack Kain, Tami moved to Cody, Wyoming in 1975 and graduated from Cody High school in 1980. A dedicated employee, she excelled in whatever position she held and always went above and beyond for the advancement of the company. Tami devoted her life to caring for her home, family, and friends with love and joy. She loved dancing, hanging out with friends, photography, collecting rocks, stamps, and coins, and doing all kinds of crafts.

Tami is survived by her husband, Jim Ellinger; her mother, Patsy Willis; her father and stepmother, Jack and Mary Kain; daughters Melinda (Steve) Shultz, Michelle Croskey (Jarod Lynch), and Melissa Henke; grandchildren Prahlad and Daisy Shultz, and Naomi Lynch; sister and niece Shelly Kain and Alicia Kain; stepbrother Steven (Debbie) Rotroff; brother Ron Kain; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Clifford Willis, her brother, James Kain; her grandparents Shelby and Bobbie Combs, Howard and Edna Weimer, Verna Willis, and Elsie Uhrain.

A Celebration of Life potluck will be held on Sunday, July 14th, 2013, at Chambers Ridge Clubhouse, 2020 South Helena Street in Aurora from noon until 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to The American Cancer Society.

In Tami’s own words, “Everything good I ever said or did, take it with you and wear it.”


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Celebration of Life:
7/14/2013 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Chambers Ridge Clubhouse, 2020 S. Helena St, Aurora.

Memorial Guest Book

Shelly Kain

Well, I said I would write more later, and the time for that has finally come. Brenda, I am so happy to see that you posted something! We have to find a way to exchange contact information, okay? To all who love Tami, I think you will identify with the feelings that were in my heart when I wrote this, in Tami's backyard, just days after she passed away. "I Celebrate You" I will look for you in butterflies, the river, and mountainsides. I will listen for you in U2, The Cars, and dark bars. I will hear you in "A Beautiful Day", "All Mixed Up", and things friends say. I will find you in the wind, by the bridge, around the bend. I celebrate you, gone from my sight, the memories still bright. Peace and love always, Shelly

brenda ingle( reddon)

To the family and friends of Tami Ann, I was so shocked at the news of her passing. We had not talked in many years but the memories came flooding back like they were just yesterday. We had so many good times together. The world was a better place with her in it.

Shelly Kain

Tamiami, I am still speechless, but you know I will write more later. Love, Shelly

Jim Ellinger

Tami was my everything. She was my friend, my best friend. She was my partner, the one who mattered most. I loved your smile, your desire to share happiness. You taught me many things and I treasure how you changed my life. I look forward to feeling you around me. I open my heavy heart to your spirit. Please fill that large void with your loving spirit. I know that heaven is full of riches, and with GODS permission I someday will be allowed again to spoil you. You will forever be my "Babydoll".