Tamara Zaikis

Tamara ZaikisZaikis, Tamara


Tammy was born to John Zaikis and Patricia O’Toole Zaikis in Hammond, Indiana and raised in Calumet City, IL until 1964 when she moved with her family to Oklahoma City. She graduated from NW Classen High School in 1969. She worked in the outdoor sign business for many years and then as a petroleum landman. In the last 10 years, one of her greatest pleasures has been spending time at the lake with her longtime companion, Eric Olsen.

Tammy was pre-deceased by her parents and her younger sister, Jennifer Birdsong. She is survived by Eric Olsen, her brother Tony Zaikis, wife Beckie, children Kelly and Troy, sister Shelly Zaikis and partner Laurie Renshaw, brother-in-law Ron Birdsong, daughter Jenika, niece, Aimee Plunkett Hazel, husband Aaron, children Karyss, Kyleigh, Addison and Celton and niece Myka Plunkett Knapp, husband Aaron.

Services will be held Friday, January 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S Kelly, Edmond, OK 73003. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity.

5 thoughts on “Tamara Zaikis”

  1. Andre'e Olsen Reutlinger

    Tammy taught me that it doesn’t really matter how long we live – as long as we “Love” that we’re living! I only knew Tammy to spread joy and laughter to those that were fortunate enough to know her. What a precious, precious person to have to give back to Jesus. My sincere condolences to Eric and her family.

  2. Tim O'Toole

    Tammy always had a great attitude about living life on life’s terms. She was a bright spot in all of our lives. We were blessed to have her as a family member. God Bless her memory and soul.Tim and Kathleen

  3. Tammy, you fought the hard fight with the most amazing positive attitude anyone would ever witness. You were determined to beat whatever odds were thrown at you. Now spread your wings & fly my dear…no more pain. Hugs until we meet again!

    1. Anonymous

      Thank you so much for your brilliant message about the one and only late Tammy Zaikis. The one and only Tammy Zaikis was an incredibly beautiful human being. Thank you, Ellen Olsen.
      Barry Fiegel

  4. John Flowers

    Your smile will always be present. Your sense of humor was why I admired you. Goodbye, sweet princess.

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