Tammy L. Garner-Hurley

May 5, 1959July 20, 2013

Tammy was born Tammy Bellach, on May 5,1959, in Madera, California. She passed surrounded by her family on July 20, 2013, after her yearlong battle with breast cancer.

Tammy was a native of Kerman and graduate of Kerman High. She received her teaching credential from Fresno Pacific University and taught special education in Fresno for 25 years. She was loved by her students and coworkers, family and friends. She was an avid skier and softball player, and her competitive spirit helped her battle her cancer with grace and tenacity. Throughout her fight against cancer Tammy never gave up hope.

Tammy was preceded in death by her parents Ellsworth and Alice Bellach, and husband Jerry Hurley.

She is survived by her significant other Derrick; daughters Jessica and Justine; two grandchildren; four siblings; and large extended family.

Graveside Services will be held at Fresno Memorial Gardens on Friday, July 26, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service at The Well Church on Palm and Gettysburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Pacific Medical Center of Hope,1680 E. Herndon Ave., Fresno, CA 93720, in Tammy's name are appreciated.


  • Memorial Service Friday, July 26, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 26, 2013

Tammy L. Garner-Hurley

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Christine Johnson

July 25, 2013

I was deeply honored to be a part of Tammy's team the past few months. We only knew each other for a short time but she treated me with the love and respect of a close friend or sister, that's the kind of woman she is.
My very deepest love and well wishes go out to her family and to Derrick. Tammy will forever be in my heart.

Christine Nale

July 24, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to Tammy's daughters and siblings/in-laws. Tammy was an inspiration to us all and I know she will be greatly missed. Much love to you all.
Rod & Chris

Debbie Mobley

July 24, 2013

Very sad to hear the loss of Tammy. I went to Jr. High and High school with Tammy, her sister Wendy and Jerry Hurley in Kerman. We were all in the band together. My prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.

God Bless
Debbie (Davis) Mobley

Stephens & Bean Chapel

July 23, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.