Bentz, Tammy Lynn Haley |

Bentz, Tammy Lynn Haley

Tahoe Area resident Tammy Lynn Haley Bentz, 39, died Dec. 3, 2007, in her home in Kings Beach. A memorial service was held on Dec. 9 at Lake Tahoe. In the spring of 2008 another remembrance ceremony will be held in Homer, Alaska.

Tammy was born Nov. 26, 1968, in Sacramento, California to Dale and Doreen Champin Haley. She moved to Anchorage, Alaska with her parents in 1975 and graduated from Dimond High School of that city in 1987.

Her places of work included Darwin’s Theory, Sea Galley, Anchorage Daily News and Anchorage Communication Services. She liked the Alaskan lifestyle including boating and fishing in Kachemak Bay. In 2003 she moved to the Lake Tahoe area where she was employed at the Crystal Bay Club and The Biltmore.

“She had a rare combination of sensitivity and assertiveness which helped her toward attaining her personal and professional goals. She was blessed with a wide circle of friends who loved and cared for her deeply. Her lovely smile is missed by all,” her family said.

She is survived by her brother Dale Haley, her uncle and aunt David and Joyce Haley, her step-mother Marsha Haley, all of Anchorage, Alaska; her grandfather Jack Fields of Homer, Alaska; her grandmother Shirley Springer and her uncle Dee Champin, both of Sacramento, California; several cousins, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother Doreen in Sacramento, by her father Dale in Homer, Alaska and by her beloved grandmother Roberta Fields in Anchorage, Alaska.