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REXBURG — Tammy Daybell died in her Salem dwelling on a Saturday. Her viewing was held two days later in Utah, and by Tuesday afternoon, she was buried within the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
On Wednesday, a memorial service was held on the Henry’s Fork Stake Heart in Rexburg. Many in attendance have been alarmed at how briskly funeral preparations had been made and executed – particularly contemplating Tammy’s loss of life was sudden. She was wholesome, working because the librarian at Central Elementary College in Sugar Metropolis and was actively concerned at church.
One man who attended the service agreed to talk to EastIdahoNews.com if we didn’t use his identify. He’s identified the Daybells for years and is of their Latter-day Saint ward (congregation).
“It was actually bizarre as a result of the casket wasn’t even there. All of it got here collectively so fast and felt rushed. There weren’t lots of people on the service,” he remembers.
The Daybell’s youngsters participated within the service and Tammy’s husband, Chad, was among the many audio system. The closing track was ‘Households Can Be Collectively Endlessly’ and a poem referred to as ‘Your Mom is All the time With You’ was printed in this system.
9 days after Tammy’s loss of life, Chad revealed an essay titled ‘Shifting into the Second Half of My Life’ within the LDS-AVOW (One other Voice of Warning) World Initiative Publication. The primary part of his publish was despatched to EastIdahoNews.com.
“My pricey spouse Tammy handed away in her sleep early Saturday, October 19. After I awoke at round 6 a.m., it was clear she had been gone for a number of hours,” he wrote. “It got here as a shock. I couldn’t imagine I hadn’t been woke up one way or the other, however all indications are that her spirit merely slipped away throughout the night time. Her face appeared serene, together with her eyes closed and a slight smile. It was devastating to find her that means, however I’m so grateful that her loss of life was peaceable.”
Chad praised his spouse’s religion, “sensible thoughts” and stated she wore many hats with their publishing firm. He then wrote that Tammy conveyed to him “a number of messages…and I’m within the means of implementing what she has advised me to do. She has indicated that my life has two components that have been deliberate even earlier than I got here to earth.”
READ CHAD DAYBELL’S ESSAY HERE
5 days after the publish was emailed to AVOW subscribers, Chad married Lori Vallow on a Hawaii seaside. Court docket paperwork present he acquired $430,000 in life insurance coverage cash after Tammy died. A number of sources say the funds got here from a number of insurance policies and Chad made “important” will increase to not less than one coverage earlier than Tammy handed away.
Chad and Tammy have 5 youngsters, together with a son who’s serving an LDS mission. None of them have spoken publicly in regards to the case involving their father and his new spouse, who will arrive in Idaho from Hawaii Thursday. She is charged with desertion and nonsupport of kids in connection to the disappearance of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow. They haven’t been seen since September.
A couple of weeks after Tammy died, an in depth good friend of the Daybell youngsters tells EastIdahoNews.com she had a dialog with one among their sons. She requested that we not use her identify however supplied verification that the dialog occurred.
“We have been speaking about how his household is doing and he advised me his dad remarried,” she says. “I assumed it was a joke as a result of he sort of laughed about it afterward. I laughed and he stated, ‘No, I’m critical. My dad went to Hawaii on a enterprise journey and met a widow they usually simply acquired married.’”
The good friend wasn’t certain the right way to reply and sensed the Daybell youngsters weren’t completely happy their father had remarried so shortly.
“I’ll always remember he stated, ‘My dad’s not a nasty man – he’s simply accomplished some unhealthy issues,’” she says. “I bear in mind calling my mother that night time and telling her how bizarre it was that Chad’s spouse hadn’t even been within the floor a month and he’s already married once more.”
Chad and Lori Daybell in Hawaii. | Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com
Chad and Lori stayed in Hawaii a number of weeks after their marriage ceremony however returned to Rexburg mid-November. Police arrived at Lori’s townhouse Nov. 26 to carry out a welfare test on JJ and officers have been advised he was with a good friend in Arizona, courtroom paperwork say.
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“Chad acted as if he didn’t know Lori very nicely and acknowledged he didn’t know her cellphone quantity,” an affidavit of possible trigger states. A short while later, Chad tried to drive away however was stopped by a detective and admitted he did know his spouse’s quantity.
Investigators returned the following day with a search warrant. On Dec. 1, Chad and Lori Daybell caught an American Airways flight to Lihue, Hawaii with out the youngsters.
A couple of days earlier than Christmas, the Rexburg Police Division went public with the case and members of the Daybell’s ward have been surprised Chad was concerned.
“It’s so completely different than how he has ever acted earlier than,” one member says. “I believe everybody was simply caught off guard and couldn’t imagine it. Lots of people assume we have been defending Chad to start with however it was extra about loving and supporting our neighbors in a Christlike means.”
Lori’s and Chad’s dad and mom and prolonged relations have made no public feedback in regards to the scenario except for Chad’s youthful brother, Matt Daybell. He despatched EastIdahoNews.com an announcement in January.
“My rapid household has had little affiliation with Chad the final a few years because of our considerations along with his non secular claims and explicit books he had chosen to publish, together with his personal,” Matt wrote. “We’re deeply saddened on the current occasions which have performed out the final a number of months. It’s our hope and prayer that JJ and Tylee are protected. We wish for the reality to be discovered – no matter that reality seems to be. Neither I, nor my spouse and youngsters have any extra info than what has been reported by the information media. I plead once more for Chad to return ahead and cooperate with the investigation in order that this very troublesome scenario is likely to be resolved.”
READ MATT DAYBELL’S ENTIRE STATEMENT HERE
Chad has not been arrested or charged with any crimes. He returned to japanese Idaho days in the past and is staying with relations. Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries tells EastIdahoNews.com investigators are nonetheless awaiting Tammy’s post-mortem outcomes and he hopes they arrive again quickly.
As Lori goes earlier than a decide Friday in Madison County, a brand new chapter within the case begins – a chapter many hope will convey solutions.