Tammy Kay Bernard, age 39 of Ranger, passed away on January 31, 2011 at Eastland Memorial Hospital with her family by her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Monday February 7, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Leon River Cowboy Church in Olden with Rex Boggs officiating. Burial will be at the Alameda Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday February 6th from 5 to7 P.M. at the funeral home. Edwards Funeral Home in Ranger is in charge of arrangements.
Tammy was born on December 28, 1971 at Ranger General Hospital, Ranger. She is the daughter of Marlinda Hernandez and Ronnie Ainsworth. She graduated from Ranger High School in 1990. Following high school she married Jason Bernard in July of 1990 and had two beautiful children during their marriage. Tammy pursued a career in the medical field where she earned an EMT and Paramedic license at TSTC in Breckenridge. She was a full time employee with the city of Ranger ambulance service for seven years, and a member of the Ranger volunteer fire department. She was a member of Gunsight Baptist Church in Gunsight Texas. Tammy enjoyed spending time with her children and dogs. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, decorating for the holidays, and having cookouts with family and friends. Tammy had dedicated her life to helping others.
She is preceded in death by Grandparents: Douglas Blakney. , Calvin Ainsworth and Jean Ainsworth, all of Ranger.
She is survived by her two children: Daughter, Alissa Bernard, Son, Jayson Bernard., and Husband, Jeremy Vandygriff. Mother, Marlinda Hernandez., Father, Ronnie Ainsworth and wife Sherry., Grandmother, Mary Lou Blakney., two brothers: Ronnie Ainsworth and wife Melissa., and Sonny Ainsworth and wife Jenny. , Sister: Mandi Bethea., Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and friends that she considered family.