Tracy Lynn Cardwell

Tracy Lynn Cardwell, 57, of Palmyra, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday Feb. 9, 2020 at the Emergency Room of Tennova Healthcare.

She was born Nov. 8, 1962 in South Dakota, the daughter of the late Harry Ochs and Mary Fitzhenry Sears of Grandforks, N. Dakota.  Tracy has been employed for 36 years as a manager of Minit Mart. She loved to ride motorcycles and was devoted to her family as well as the many who called her Mom.  She was a member of the Queen City Belles chapter of the Red Hat Ladies where she was known as Marilyn.

In addition to her mother, Tracy is survived by her husband of 39 years, Ronald “Ronny” Cardwell of Palmyra; son Kevin Cardwell (Gina) of Clarksville; brother Deron Ochs of Catoosa, OK; sister Kasey Ochs of San Francisco and is blessed with one grandson, Brock Cardwell.

In addition to her father, Tracy is preceded in death by her brother, Bradley Sears. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday Feb. 15, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Gateway Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center  335 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by going to

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