Tama Lee Hales was born on March 4, 1955 in Worland, WY to Harry and JoAnn Pearce. She was welcomed into the arms of her Savior on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the age of 65. Tama was raised in Norman, OK and graduated from Norman High School in 1973. In 1976 she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Elementary Education and later taught 1st grade in Pearland, TX.
Tama married Keith Hales on February 1, 1984. They made their home in Norman and Pearland, returning to Norman in 2011. Being a diabetic since the age of 7, Tama fought health issues most of her life. Through all of them, she never lost her faith or complained (at least not to her sister).
In addition to her parents, Tama was predeceased by her daughter Melinda Lee in 1986.
Tama is survived by her husband Keith, her stepson Nathan, his wife Jennifer and grandchildren Haliegh, Chris, and Markie. Her sister Susie Hughes and husband Austin and her nephews Ryan Minnich, Pearce Hughes, and Chance Hughes. She is also survived by her great companions Sadie and Sugar Bear.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Norman Animal Shelter, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or your desired organization.
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