Tamara Lynn Bellware, 47, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota died on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Tami was born on October 23, 1967, the daughter of William and Cathy (Ross) Neff in Toledo, Ohio. She was raised and educated in Toledo, after high school she attended Bowling Green State University receiving a bachelor's degree in French. Tami married Dave Bellware in 1990 in Toledo, Ohio. They moved to Memphis, Tennessee where Tami taught French at an inner city school district. They then moved to Callaway, Minnesota where Tami became a stay at home mom to raise her three children. Tami settled in Detroit Lakes in 2001. She started her life with her loving companion, Keith Podges in 2011. Tami was currently enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes. Tami had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. She was a devoted mother who enjoyed hiking, boating, fishing, chatting with friends on Facebook and Blue Moon. Tami is survived by her fiancé, Keith Podges of Detroit Lakes, MN; children, Jen, Sam and Emily Bellware all of Detroit Lakes, MN; father, Bill Neff of Missoula, MT; mother, Cathy Bergquist of Toledo, OH; two sisters, Jeane Bergquist of Toledo, OH; Rosie Pauley of Missoula, MT; niece, Kaytlin and nephew, Zach.