Tammera Ruth Lough-Johansen
November 2, 1960 – July 1, 2021
Tami Johansen, a generous and loving mother, wife, aunt, and friend to many died July 1, 2021, at her home in Carlsbad, Calif. Her passing was graceful and on her own terms in keeping with her focus on quality of life. She was 60. Born in Hudson, Mich., to Richard Lough and Suzanne Lough (Lindstrom), Tami was a community activist, woodworker, and artist who lived her life engaging with others in kindness and love. Her heart and home were open to countless people who were instantly drawn to her warm and lively nature. In addition to Hudson, Tami lived in Muskegon, Kalamazoo and Detroit, Mich., Olympia and Silverdale, Wash., and Carlsbad, Calif. For the past 18 years, Tami focused on living her life fully in California as she overcame health challenges. She loved her family and friends and created a home that was welcoming to all. Her career included positions as an energy consultant in the natural gas industry and a supply chain analyst in the golf industry. She guided many through the world and shared her many gifts freely and humbly. Tami was a 1978 graduate of Reeths Puffer high school in (city and state) and earned her BS in mathematics at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. Tami is survived by her husband Bernie Johansen and their sons Ian, Josh, and Chris Johansen. She also leaves nephews Logan Cerelli-Lough and Zach Lough and a brother, Terry Lough. Her sister Cindy, mother Suzanne, and father Richard are deceased.
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Aug. 7, 2021.