Tara was born in Tulsa, Ok and raised in the small town of Coweta. She was the eldest of 3 siblings and very devoted to her family. Tara graduated in 2009 from Coweta High School and later attended Tulsa Community College where she graduated with an Associate Degree in Applied Science. She was accepted to TCC Nursing School and was scheduled to begin in January 2016 to pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse and go on to become a nurse practitioner. In March of 2015, Tara and her husband discovered that they were expecting a little bundle of joy. Tara was 24 years young when she earned her angel wings and went to be with Jesus. She was a loving daughter, sister, friend, wife, dog mom to “Jak Jak” and mommy to be. She was so excited about meeting her baby boy. She was beautiful through and through and had a smile brighter than the sun. Tara went into labor with her 1st child and suffered from a devastating and rare childbirth complication, an Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE), on November 18, 2015 from which she did not recover. Her son Asher survived a very difficult birth via emergency c-section and is now a healthy and active toddler. Her husband, family and friends miss her smile.
She had a strong love for God and such a kind a warm soul to all she knew. She truly was beautiful inside and out. When we miss her the most we send balloons to heaven.
Tara loved running and enjoyed being a member of her high school track team. Wishing to honor Tara, her family and closest friends organized the Tara’s Reason 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk to #EndAFE. to benefit the AFE Foundation. At the inaugural event, 50 participants hit the trail and together raised nearly $1,500.