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Nanney B. Tammaro

03/19/1923 - 01/18/2019

After a blessed and beautiful life, Nanney B. (Callaghan) Tammaro 95, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN after a recent stroke. Visitation will be held at the Range Funeral Home in Virginia, MN on Wednesday January 30 from 6pm – 8 pm. Funeral Services will be Thursday January 31, at 10 am with visitation one-hour prior. Pastor Rod Tuomi will officiate. Coffee an’ will be held at the Fayal Town Hall in Eveleth immediately after services. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

She was born March 19, 1923 in Lowmoore, Virginia to Walter and Bertie Crowder Callaghan.

In 1943 she married Earl Bailey. After a divorce she met, fell in love and married Robert (Gus) Tammaro July 8th, 1952 and they made their home in Forbes, MN. Nanney worked many different jobs but her favorite job was being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, needle point, going to the casino, traveling, going to listen to music, and Sunday morning breakfast with her children and grand-children. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Scarboro, West Virginia. Nanney was blessed to find love again with her special friend Orlen Hakly after many years of being a widow.

She will be greatly missed by her entire family, relatives, her friends, and her cat. She always said: In her life, there was no such thing as a stranger, she would talk to anyone.

Nanney is survived by her best friend Orlen Hakly, Forbes, Linda Jane Davidson, Scarboro West Virginia, Connie Udovich, Eveleth, Bonnie Tammaro, Tempe, Arizona, Kelly, AKA Cheech (Jim) Nelson, Iron, Tony, AKA Lee (Debbie Tammaro), Eveleth. Grandsons Kevin Davidson, Robert Peterson, Loren (Sarah) Hovi, and Lucas Hovi. Granddaughters Cindy Jo (Lee) Ellis, Amanda (Ted) Grishaber, Crystal (Jason) Latvaaho, 14 Great-Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great Grandchildren. A sister Ernestine Plum Burlington, West Virginia. Brother and sister-in-laws: Dick and Teresa Tammaro of Becida MN, Deda (Sussie) Tammaro, Eveleth special friends Jean Hill, Gladys Kush, Jessie and Lemon Bennet, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, husbands Earl and Robert Tammaro. Sisters and brother In-laws; Sybil (Bill) Kitt, Nancy (Carlos) Angle, and Becky (Ron) Barton, son-in-law Billy Davidson.

5 thoughts on “Nanney B. Tammaro”

  1. Kelly cheech Nelson says:

    Mom you were the greatest, you sure knew how to make a person laugh. We sure did a lot of crazy things together & you met all my friends , they sure enjoyed your company & You enjoyed them. We traveled lots, we fished lots, you taught this left hander to crochet right handed. You did beautiful work, when you crocheted or needle pointed, I think of all the sets of dish towels you made, my gosh. My question to you is: for all the fishing we did, why is it, I never took any fish home. Hum. Ok mom loved you & always will love you. Till we meet again R.I.P. your daughter Kelly (cheech).


    Mom, you will be dearly missed. I loved our talks daily on the phone. I loved our trips to the island of Walmart and then jumping to the island of Super one. You always said you loved shopping with me because we can row that boat really slow lol. Many fond memories. I wonder who is going to be the queen of the free box now. I will love you dearly and you put a smile on my face when I think of you. I will see you again my mommy.

  3. Barb Maki says:

    So sad for your loss. A Mom knits the family together like no others can. She sounds like a special lady who will be missed by all. But you will carry her with you where ever you go. May God comfort you and Bless you all until you meet again. Prayers and God Bless.

  4. Tony & Kathy bernard says:

    Our deepest condolences to your family.. she will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏🏻

  5. Donna Kuopus says:

    Sorry for your loss thinking of u at your time of need. Hugs from the Kuopus’s.

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Visitation begins at Wed. 1/30/19 6-8 pm Thurs. 1/31/19 9 am