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TAMERA JEAN BICKETT

PRINEVILLE HOTSHOTS  |  Prineville, OR

Tamera Jean Bickett was born May 24, 1969. She was raised in Lebanon, Oregon, and was making a home for herself in Powell Butte. Tami was competitive and athletic, participating on cross country and volleyball teams in high school. In her senior year she represented her community as a Strawberry Festival princess. She joined the U.S. Forest Service in 1988 and was a Squad Boss for the Prineville Hotshots. She enjoyed the hard work and excitement of fire fighting, and the physical demands that challenged her to keep in shape. Even when injuries made her job difficult, she chose to continue because she loved the crew and the satisfaction that came from helping others.

Whatever Tami did, she did with all her heart. She could run a chainsaw or do fine counted cross-stitch equally well. Tami loved spending time with her family. She will be remembered as a friend to all, willing to sacrifice to help others.