A Celebration of Life for Tammy Sue (Burchfield) Beard, age 57, of Enid, will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Edmison officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Tammy was born in Bermuda on July 16, 1964 to Marvin and Judith (Rainey) Burchfield, and passed away after a battle with pneumonia on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in Enid, Oklahoma.
Tammy was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children, grandchildren and family. She loved her days spent at their pool and spending time in her beautiful flower garden. She graduated from Enid High School in 1982. She attended Enid Vo-Tech, Tarrant Co. Junior College, Northern Oklahoma College and the University of Phoenix where she studied Medical Coding. Tammy was very well versed in the language of medical codes. She was a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders, and was asked to be a speaker representing the AAPC at the “Islands of Coding” Annual Conference in Hawaii, and for Harris Methodist Southwest on the topic of rural health clinics. She worked for Enid Urology Associates for seven years; Integris Bass Baptist Hospital for twelve years, and Harris Methodist Health Systems and Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas for several years. Tammy married Dennis Beard on August 4, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She and Dennis enjoyed spending time with family, their pets, and traveling; going on cruises to Alaska and visiting Hawaii. She lost Dennis on April 26, 2020.
Tammy is survived by her daughter, Shelby Krohngold and granddaughter Emery Krohngold of California; Daughter Courtney Irwin and grandson Logan Birkett of Enid; grandchildren Corwyn Beard, Maryn Beard, and Allasyn Beard; her mother Judith Burchfield; sisters Kim Zgavec and Barbara Burchfield of Enid; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and countless friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Dennis Beard, father Marvin Burchfield, and her brother Marvin Burchfield Junior.