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.