Tamara “Tammy” Guerrero, age 51, of Saginaw, MI formerly of Petoskey, MI passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Tamara Marie Lovay was born on November 14, 1970 in Saginaw, Michigan. She attended Bridgeport High School and Delta College. Tamara met the love of her life, Phillip Mark Guerrero, and they became inseparable as teenagers. They were truly each other's best friend. They were married on April 25, 1998 and they created a family of five children: Jessica (Justin) Bradburn, Jazmine (Steven) Hargis, Alec Guerrero (Chrissy Vancise), Phillip Guerrero Jr., and Phylicia Guerrero. She was Grammy to six grandchildren: Jillian, Kezia, Maverick, Kamora, Josie, and Carson.
Tammy will always be remembered for her love of people and was the life of the party. She was very nurturing, and loved her kids and grandkids more than anything. Tammy’s spirit became whole when she found her Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians in Petoskey, MI. “Tamiqua” was dearly loved by her work family at Odawa Casino, Petoskey and Turtle Creek Casino, Traverse City.
Along with her children and grandkids, she is survived by her mother, Linda (Dennis) Braeutigan; father, Mark Lovay; brothers: Jayson Durussel, Joshua Lovay, and Justin (Jessica) Lovay; sisters: Jeanette (Travis) Wood, April Braeutigan and Mandy Braeutigan; God-daughter, Marissa Williams-Braeutigan; a special sister-in-law, Sophia (Gilbert) Gonzales and niece, Juanita (Alex Hernandez) Guerrero; her boyfriend, Alex Sanchez; her beloved tribal family; and the Guerrero family. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and chosen “sisters”.
Tamara was preceded in death by her loving husband, Phillip Mark Guerrero; grandparents: James and Helen McNalley, Helena Sacattor, and John and Grace Lovay.
SERVICE: In keeping with Tammy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Tammy’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State), Saginaw, MI 48603. JD Gibson will officiate.
VISITATION: Family and friends are welcome to gather at the funeral home on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m.
MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the Guerrero Family c/o Jessica Bradburn. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com