Tamyra Lynn “Tammy” Peyton, 63, of Millersburg unexpectedly left this earth for her Heavenly home on Saturday, October 24, 2020. “Tammy” was born in Geneseo, IL on October 13, 1957, the daughter of Eugene and Hazel (Hofer) Jaecques.
She made the journey with her family from Illinois to Cairo, Missouri when she was 5 years old and remembered riding in the truck to Missouri with her Grandpa, Everett Jaecques and the family dog, Duke. Growing up on the farm gave Tammy much joy. She loved animals and babied every animal she ever had. She and her younger brother, Gregg, got into plenty of mischief together. Tammy and her siblings had the best life on their Cairo farm.
Tammy had many close friends during her school years at Cairo and graduated from Northeast RIV in 1976 after receiving 1st Team All-State recognition for her basketball talent. She received a full-ride basketball scholarship at the University of Missouri – Columbia; however her basketball career ended abruptly with a serious knee injury. Tammy loved all kinds of music and especially enjoyed dancing.
Tammy was so proud of her family and is survived by her daughters, Raquel Peyton of Gresham, Oregon and Jaquelyn Peyton of Kansas City, the love of her life – 2 ½ year old grandson Jaqson Guess, sister Marsha (Tommy) Fifer of Boonville, sister Debbie (John) Gardner of Columbia, brother Gregg (Kathy) Jaecques of Cairo, her Uncle Bob and Aunt Carol Jaecques of Cairo, Aunt Mary Price of Aledo, IL, and Aunt Arlene Hudson of Moberly, several precious nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, one very special friend, Mike Wade of Millersburg, and her dearest cat, Lista, who meant the world to her.
Tammy was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Hazel Jaecques, grandparents Fred and Gertrude Hofer, and Everett and Emma Jaecques, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Tammy’s honor for her grandson to the Jaqson Guess Scholarship Fund or the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Services honoring Tammy’s life were held at the Pleasant View Cemetery. Committal prayer and burial followed.