Tammy Wilson loved the outdoors and was happy to spend her days working at Meramec State Park in the central part of Missouri.
Her family often stopped by to see her, most recently at the end of May.
“My mom had two seed ticks on her hip – I believe it was her right hip,” says Wilson’s daughter, Amie May of Bonne Terre, Missouri. “And my sister pulled them off. A couple days later, mom said she just wasn’t feeling herself.”