Tamala Lynn Price, 54, of Anthem, AZ passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes the evening of Tuesday July 28, 2020. Tamala was born to Edward and Linda Steele in Toledo, Ohio on December 18, 1965. Tamala was raised in Maumee, Ohio where she attended Maumee High School and graduated in 1984. Tamala received her nursing degree (RN) at Forsyth Tech, NC, and continued to work her dream job helping her patients through some of the most tough times in their lives.
Tamala, known as Tammy or Tam to many, was the most selfless, fun-spirited, positive person. Tammy's approach to living consisted of bringing joy to others and utilizing every moment of every day to experience life to the fullest. Her smile and laugh were infectious. Her goal was to make sure everyone was happy, down to complete strangers at the bar. Every day was a party, and not one person around her was ever a stranger. Tammy had a way of making anyone she was with feel like the most important person in the world. Tammy met Eric early in 2018, and the two quickly realized that they were soul mates. Anyone who was around them could tell how madly in love they were with one another. The pair did everything together and made the most of every single day. They recently moved to Arizona, where Tammy truly lived out her dream life. A weekend never went by without an adventure. Visits with her children, friends, and family was when Tammy was the happiest. Taking the dogs to a bar and watching football in the fall, playing pool with newly acquired friends, attending biker rallies, countless hours spent at the dog park and hiking many trails surrounding their home North of Phoenix were some of her favorite things. Eric and Tammy participated in many activities such as dance lessons and hot air balloon rides. Many would joke that Tammy loved animals more than humans, and as we all know, her dogs are a very important part of her life. Tammy’s philosophy on life was a simple one; do all you can when you can with those you want to be with. Tammy’s family and friends can honor her memory best by continuing to bring joy to everyone you can and living every day like it’s your last.
Tamala was preceded in death by her father, Edward Steele. She is survived by the love of her life, Eric Konoff, mother, Linda Steele, brother, Keith Steele, sister, Linda (Sam) Meek, children, Christopher (Nguyet) Price, and Austin (Phuong) Price, nieces Chelsea (Christian) Alvarado, Kirstin Meek (Clinton Stanton), nephew Zachariah Meek, Eric’s three children Katelyn Konoff (Ryan Overton), Kaleb Konoff, and Paul Konoff, her two beautiful fur children Rusty and Ripley, and countless other cousins, aunts, uncles, great nieces, and friends. Tamala also has a step-grandchild due in January which she was over the moon excited about.
Due to COVID-19, and Tamala's personal wishes, there will be no services. However, a celebration of life with family and friends will take place at a later date (TBA).
Tammy spent many years as an RN, especially working with those suffering of terminal disease. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer society at https://donate3.cancer.org/
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