Tammy Lynn Anderson


Tammy Lynn Anderson:

1/28/1963 – 2/1/2018

Loving Mother, Daughter, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Great Aunt, and Friend.

Family was important to Tammy, and more than anything, she loved her children and grandchildren.

She was also a lover of everything nature has to offer, and one who’s simple insight should be an inspiration for us all. Tammy loved going to Squaw Creek and watching Bald Eagles in the winter and taking walks at Burr Oak Woods. She loved camping and going to the lake with family and friends. She would often go to Lake Jacomo to pick up trash and feed carrots to the buffalo and elk. She loved anything and everything related to Native American history and culture. She also loved cats, even fostering them for awhile.

She had a great sense of humor and a “rapid fire” laugh that could catch one off guard, but quickly became infectious..

She is survived by her children Eric Anderson and grandson Aiden of Gladstone, Missouri, Alyssa Anderson and granddaughters Lanie and Ava, and grandson Vincent, of Blue Springs, Missouri. She lovingly referred to her children as her, “Greatest gifts” and “The best thing that ever happened to her.”

She is also survived by her parents John and Marie Doss of Raytown, Missouri, who she came to live with and lovingly cared for, for the last nine years.

She is survived by her five siblings Michelle Steelman, Brad Casterline, Melinda Harms (brother-in-law Richie Harms), Lori Cochrane and Wes Doss (sister-in-law Kathy Doss). She leaves 12 nieces and nephews and 18 great nieces and nephews. She also left behind two special cats who found new homes; one with her son Eric and one with Lacy Dehnert, who Tammy referred to as her “adopted daughter”.

Her family is especially proud that Tammy was a “Gift of Life DONOR” through the Midwest Transplant Network, and as far as we know, two people received a kidney from her. As one cousin put it, “What a beautiful way to leave for heaven by giving the gift of life.”

Donations can be made in Tammy’s name to Great Plains SPCA or Salvation Army.

Donations can also be made in Tammy’s name to any personal favorite charity you may support that helps humans, the earth, or animals.

Join us for a Celebration of Tammy’s Life

February 18, 2018

1-4:00 PM

Park Ridge Communities Clubhouse (Blue Tile Roof)

4309 NE Park Ridge Dr Lee’s Summit, MO 64064


  1. Michael Doss on February 9, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Love you, cousin Tammy!

    You have been an inspiration to the stubbornness and straight forwardness of the Doss name! I’m going to miss your laugh, but I’m so glad that you were part of my life when you were.

  2. Cindi Henshaw on February 9, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Very nice tribute! Love you
    all and prayers are with you. Miss you cuz…We hated to lose you so soon but know you are no longer in pain. Will never forget that laugh and smile!

  3. Fran Doss-Schwarzer on February 9, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Ah my sweet Tammy, I will carry many wonderful memories of the time we had together! You have left such a legacy for your children and grandchildren and the rest of us here. You will not be forgotten Little Miss! Love you!! Aunt Frani ?

  4. Linda Donnici on February 9, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Dear Lori and family.
    What a beautiful person you have described.
    I am so sorry you have suffered the loss of a sibling. I cant imagine that pain and emptiness.
    I am praying for peace and comfort for you and yours.
    God Bless

  5. Teresa Godemann on February 9, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Tammy’s family and friends. Our deepest sympathies.
    God bless,
    Rod and Teresa Godemann

  6. Kelly Phillips on February 9, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    My love and prayers to all of you..her family.

  7. Jim Holt on February 9, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to All of you. I remember Tammys wit and attitude. Havnt seen her in years but she crossed my mind the other day, i didnt find out of her passing till today. R.I.P. girl. You will be very missed.

  8. Victoria Olds on February 10, 2018 at 8:38 am

    My condolences to my friend Bradley and your family on the loss of your sister Tammy. My prayers go out to each of you, I’m sorry I never got a chance to meet Tammy, from what I read about her I know she was a wonderful person and I’m sure I would have liked her very much. God bless all of you in your time of sorrow.

  9. Jeff Webb on February 10, 2018 at 9:52 am

    My condolences to Tammy’s family. I am so sorry for your loss! Hugs to all of you!

  10. Alyssa Anderson on February 11, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you to all of my family and friends for being my rock. She is deeply missed by many, but never forgotten. Thank you all for the love and support ? it means more than you will ever know..

  11. Nicholas Reese on February 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    20 months ago. I meet Tammy Anderson for the first time, I was nervous cause I was dating her wonderful daughter Alyssa. But over time I got to know Tammy as well as she got to know me.
    I can say this with 100% honestly, that after getting to know her. I found that she was and is a very wonderful, kind, sweet, loving and caring women. She had a laugh that was extremely contagious and a smile that would brighten the world.
    She will be missed and loved by everyone how’s lives that she touched.
    I know that she loved me and she said that she considered my son to be her honorary grandson, she loves him as if he was her blood.
    This world has lost a great women, she will be missed but will forever be in our hearts.
    I love you and miss you Tammy

  12. stephen c webb on February 19, 2018 at 10:51 am

    My condolences to the family, We were so sorry to hear about Tammy. Our prayers go out to the whole family.

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