Tamara  Jo “Tammy” (Taylor) Carey, age 49 of Friend, NE passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, NE as a result of complications from diabetes which she had lived with since the age of eight.

Tamara Jo was born on January 30, 1975 in Omaha, NE; the daughter of Ross S. and Sharon R. (Bonnaci) Lorello II.  She grew up in the Omaha area, attending Millard North High School and Boys Town where she graduated with the Class of 1994.

Tammy was united in marriage to Stephen “Steve” R. Carey on September 25, 2004 in Nebraska City.

She was a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for several years and worked at numerous care centers until shortly before her marriage to Steve.    She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Tammy is survived by her husband Steve Carey of Friend, NE; children:  Austin S. Lorello of Lincoln, NE and Kayli B. Carey of Friend, NE; one grandchild Annahlese F. Lorello; brother Ross Lorello III, step-sister Honey Lorello and step-brother Joseph Lorello; other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stillborn daughter Kylie M. Carey in 2005 and step-brother Pete Wagner in 2021.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Nebr. City.  Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebr. City.

The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday (3/8) at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.

Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.

Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City is in charge of arrangements.