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Memorial - "Lime Lady" Veteran Missing for 40 yrs

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With sadness and a sense of closure, we are finally able to put our cousin Tammy to rest after her mysterious disappearance of 40+ years.

In 1980, Tamara (Tammy) Tigard went missing at the age of 20 from her home in Las Vegas, NV. She disappeared with no trace, leaving her family with only questions and loss. Her immediate family has since passed on without receiving any closure.

Tammy’s body was found on April 18, 1980, on what would have been her 21st birthday. On that date, a woman’s body, later determined to be Tammy Tigard, was discovered on an Oklahoma County riverbank. There were 3 gunshot wounds to the body, indicating a homicide. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office investigated the murder, which then became their “most publicized Jane Doe case.” Tammy's killer had poured Quicklime over her in an attempt to speed up decomposition, which in fact had preserved her remains. Police were unable to identify the body, and due to the condition in which she was found, she became known as "The Lime Lady,” resulting in a 40-year-old cold case.

Through DNA databases, the DNA Doe Project located the last living relatives of Tammy Tigard - her first cousins, Kylie Tigard and Conan Tigard. In 2020, 40 years after the disappearance, Kylie Tigard was contacted by Detective Cathy Foote with the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office, asking if she was related to a Tamara Tigard. Kylie and Conan are hopeful of raising funds for expenses in order for Tammy’s remains to be placed alongside her parents, allowing her to rest in peace, with honor and dignity.

Any donations are greatly appreciated, as well your attendance at the memorial service. Tamara Tigard will be honored at her final resting place with military honors on her birthday, April 18, 2022, at 11:00 am at Valley View Cemetery in Sutherlin, Oregon.

Any additional proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the following:
DNA Doe Project -

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Fundraising team: Team Tammy (4)

Wanda Tigard
Redmond, OR
Conan Tigard
Team member
Kylie Tigard
Team member
Lisa Baker
Team member

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