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Tamara S. Meter

June 18, 1961 — August 24, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, devoted mom, cherished grandmother, baby sister, and triumphant cancer survivor, Tamara S. Meter. Tami, 62, of Gering, Nebraska, peacefully went to be with our Lord and Savior with her family alongside her on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Matt Hebbert officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, August 28, 2023, at Reverence Funeral Parlor in Scottsbluff. Memorials may be made to the Festival of Hope or the Scotts Bluff County Veterans Activities Fund for the annual veteran golf scramble, an event that Tami loved being a part of. The service will be live-streamed and recorded on Tami’s obituary page, viewable at


Tami was born June 18, 1961, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Leo and Helen (Bauer) Keller. She received her early education at Haig School and completed her education at Gering High School, graduating with the class of 1979. She was united in marriage to Randy A. Meter on March 24, 1984. As a dedicated wife, Tami exemplified the true meaning of partnership. She stood by her husband's side through thick and thin, a source of unwavering support and boundless love. Together, they forged a bond that served as a testament to the power of love and commitment. To this union, she was blessed with her daughter, Jennifer. Her role as a mother was one she embraced wholeheartedly. Tami was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer right after her daughter was born. A true testament to her strength, Tami faced and conquered the battle against cancer. Her journey demonstrated her determination and resilience, inspiring others. Tami and Randy made their home in Bayard, Nebraska, where they raised their daughter. They moved to Gering in 2005.


Following high school, Tami held several different positions including a Paraeducator for Bayard Public Schools, a home loan servicer, and most recently found her passion working with the Veterans of Scotts Bluff County and surrounding areas at the Veterans Service office in Gering, Nebraska. You could often find Tami crocheting, bowling, crafting with her friends, or golfing with her daughter Jen. Tami and her friends also enjoyed several trips to Wendover, Nevada to gamble. Every weekend you could count on her snuggling her grandbabies. Mimi was a title she wore proudly for the past four years. She was a lifelong member of Salem Congregational Church, where she served as a Trustee for many years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.


Tami is survived by her husband, Randy of Bayard, NE; daughter, Jennifer and son in-law, Tom Olmstead of Scottsbluff, NE; grandchildren, Elliott and Emersyn Olmstead of Scottsbluff, NE; bonus daughter and grandson, Tammie and Kirkland Setter of Scottsbluff, NE; brothers, Mark (Cindy) Keller of Scottsbluff, NE and Roger (Rene) Keller of Mitchell, NE; sisters-in-law, Kristy Keller of Mitchell, NE and Deb Meter (Gary Stricker) of Scottsbluff, NE; brother-in-law, Dale Meter of Bayard, NE; and nieces and nephews, Ryan Keller, Stacey (Eric) Meisner, Chad (Stephanie) Keller, Jayson (Alicia) Keller, Sara (Matt) Rogers, and Stephanie (Jarred) Berger.


Tami was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Helen Keller; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Reinhold and Esther Meter; and brother, Tom Keller; along with numerous aunts and uncles.

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