Tammy Ann Hughes was born January 29, 1975, to Steven and Sonja Olson Sorensen in Wells. She was baptized and confirmed at the Freeborn Congregational United Church of Christ. Tammy graduated from Alden-Conger High School in 1993. She was the Dairy Ambassador in 1993 and the Freeborn County Dairy Princess in 1994. On September 28, 1996, Tammy was united in marriage to Robert Michael Hughes at Grace Lutheran Church. She had been employed at a number of places in Albert Lea including Shopko, Northpark, Wal-Mart, and Security Bank, and as a consultant for Pampered Chef. Most recently, Tammy worked for American Express Financial Advisors, Inc. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school, and was a Girl Scout "Daisy" leader. Tammy enjoyed crafts, sewing, crocheting, and cross-stitching.
Survivors include her children, Sarah and Jonathan, of Albert Lea; parents, Steve and Sonja Sorensen of Freeborn; brothers and sisters: Dale and his wife Mary Sorensen of Iowa, Amy and her husband Todd Drescher of Conger, LeRoy and his wife Angela Sorensen of Mapleton, Kay and her husband Alex Falcon of Richfield, and Ray Sorensen of Albert Lea; grandparents, Paul and Gert Sorensen of New Richland; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Tammy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents; uncle, David; aunt, Cindy; and great-aunts and great-uncles.