Tara M. George, age 35, of Cambridge died March 21, 2012 at home unexpectedly. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 28th at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge with Rev. Martin Bentz officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in All Saints Lutheran Cemetery in Darwin, Minnesota at 3:45 P.M. Wednesday.
Tara Michelle George was born April 5, 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Harry and Dianne (Bergren) George. She graduated from Forest Lake High School in 1995 and later graduated from St. Catherine University with Honors. Tara worked as the Anatomical Pathology/Cytology Lab Administrator at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview in Minneapolis. She loved dancing, singing, her family and dogs. In her high school years she was in dance line and she also played the flute. Tara has been involved in the church she attended and has served as a Sunday school teacher.
Tara George died March 21, 2012 unexpectedly at the age of 35 years, 11 months and 16 days. She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Kenneth Bergren and Charles George, uncle David Bergren, cousin Micheal Bergren, step-mother Roxanne George.
Tara is survived by her father, Harry George of Buffalo; mother, Dianne George of Buffalo; seven siblings, Jason George(Jenny) of Buffalo, Chad George of Buffalo, Lane George of Greenville, North Carolina, Joshua George(Michelle) of Maple Lake, Kathrine George of Howard Lake, Robert George of Rockford, and Stephanie George of Buffalo; grandparents, Janice Bergren of Buffalo, Rose George of Marseilles, Illinois, nieces, Autumn, Lydia, Roxanne and Sabrina, nephews, Jordan, Jeremiah, Gabriel and Ethan; by her two dogs who were her children, Cooper and Harley, and by many other relatives and friends.
janel shafer (schwegman) says
May you dance in heaven and shine your beautiful smile on all those you touched here on earth. RIP Tara.
Teri - Dave Haburn says
Tara always has the nicest smile, her life with everyone was way to short. May God hold her in his arms and comfort her, family and friends.
It was a pleasure to have known her and have her part of the family.
May she rest in peace.
To Tara’s family- I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
lisa kangas says
love you, miss you, we will get to play again,
see ya then,
Sandra Boho says
Dear Dianne,Harry, And all of the rest of your family, I dont even know what to say to help you in your time of grief, But I believe that as long as you still keep talking about the person that they are still with you. if not in body , But their spirit still lives on, So Dianne if you ever want to call me , just to talk , I will be here for you and the rest of your family. Myself and my kids feel like You and the kids are a extendedpart of our family , And we love you all. Tara will be missed big time. she was a beautiful person. all I can say is time is the only thing that will lesson the pain, of losing her. Just remember all of the fun times , and be thankful that you at least had the joy of having her around for even a short time. Its so sad she was so young, and its not fair that any child dies before the parents. Its just out of order, and not supose to be that way. Even though it happens. My heart goes out to you. love Sandy.
Melissa Olson Burchill says
I had’t kept in touch with Tara since graduation, but I will always remember her infectious smile in high school. I wanted to write on here and let let her friends and family know it didn’t matter how long it had been since some of us had been in contact with Tara, she at one point had touched everyone’s life she came in contact with. I know she left behind fantastic friends, loving family and I wanted to say my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Jennfer Sand and Family says
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Tara’s death. She was a part of our lives for 13 years. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, I hope that looking back in fond memories will help comfort us all. As your family and ours comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens… We love you so much, Tara! Although you may have not always known it.
Lisa Braun (Schrader) says
My thoughts and prays go out to Tara’s family, like Melissa said, Tara touched everyons heart. Her amazing smile will never be forgotten. I knew Tara when we were all in grade school and hanging out at the Townhouses in Forest Lake. The memories I have of Tara will be in my mind forever and never forgotten. God bless Tara’s family and friends.
Gail and Chuck Kitner says
Peace to you Tara and family.
We sure had some fun halloween parties
We loved your cute costumes and we will never
Chuck and Gail Kitner
Barry&Heidi Jensen says
Though we just knew you for a day it seems like we knew you for ever! Miss you and love you Tara…. To all the family sorry for your loss
Shelli Ball (Schrader) says
I remember the first day you moved into Westridge townhomes, and after I had moved out I still seen you around town then we lost contact until we bumped into each other at the University were we both worked , we sure did get caught up fast when we took our breaks together and at that time you were going through so much. I am going to miss you my dear. And that smile of yours was amazing….
Pete Gaustad says
My thoughts & prayers go to each, and every George family member through this very tough transition!
20+ years it’s been in knowing such an amazing woman! Just this past year Tara brought her car to John Hirsch Cambridge Motors; where I was previously employed. I had helped this gal by the name of Tara. At first sight; it was just ” another day”. I introduced myself, and she absolutly lit up with amazement of meeting again. 15 years+ after our highschool and life long years. Tara and I hit it off well and were dating shortly there after. walks with the “boys” (Harley and coop) and both sharing stories of our footsteps, and journeys thus far that life had placed infront of us.
Tara: you will be greatly missed! As lee Ann Womack says: ” I Hope you dance”!
Sara Hilger says
I was so very saddened to hear of the tragic news of Tara’s passing. Such a beautiful young woman, with the most amazing smile!! I was friends with her in high school. I remember her as always smiling and laughing! Remember her that way!! Thoughts and prayers are with Tara’s friends and family! So very sorry to all of you! RIP Tara…may you fly with the angels!
Michelle Carrillo Arellano says
God bless you Tara. I will miss you and I wish we could have gotten together sooner. I wish I would have gone to visit you chica.I will miss you and think about you often. You were such the perfect chica and such a good friend. You had love in your heart and a smile on your face. What else could have made you more perfect? You were a lover of God and a friend to everyone. I know you will watch over your family now. And I know you had pain but you never inflicted any pain on anyone. You were strong, sucked it up everytime when you didn’t have to. You were a woman of peace, love, and strength. And in this moment you are just as beautiful but you are someplace we cannot see you. However, the wisdom of the lord lets me know that you are still present. I love you chica. I will sooooo miss u!
Dear Harry and family,
My love and prayers go out to all of you in this time of grief. Please be strong and remember she is shining down on you now and is in good hands for the best time of her lift. She will be greatly missed but just remember all the good times you had. My prayers will be there for all of you. Take care and remember she loved you as much as you loved her. Harry your a strong person and you will make it thru this your faith and love will get you thru this. Love Deb
Janet, JC, Demma-Wah says
I have some very fond and Memorable moments with Tara that will always be cherished by me. First when we were 18 and working at the nursing home and hanging out then years later Working at the UMMC. You may be gone But, will NEVER be Forgotten…. To your family I am so sorry for your loss she was a truly remarkable woman.
Mike&Wendy Fredlund says
Rest In Peace Tara. To your family may God give them comfort during this sad time.
Karen Thayer says
I worked with Tara when she worked at the Allina Clinic in Forest Lake… She was always so kind and a wonderful young women…She always had a smile for everyone… Rest in Peace Tara…
I am so very very saddened by this loss! Tara was such a sweet & special person! My heartfelt sympathy to the family! Tara will be missed! She had such a beautiful smile, wonderful personality and a good heart!
Rachel and Travis says
Josh and Family, we are so very sorry to hear about Tara passing. Keep your memories close to your heart and there she will live on forever, nothing can take that away. God Bless,
Rachel and Travis Manthei
J. Carlos Manivel says
I worked with Tara at the hospital; she was part of our team; I will miss her dedication and professionalism, always putting patients first.
As we go through life, there are things that happen with little or no explanation; some of them are fortunate, some are not. Perhaps, what is more important is what we do because we choose to do it. Tara’s choices made a difference; this world is better because of her.
Duane and Jody Grande says
Our sympathies to your family in the passing of Tara … Memories will always hold her close to your heart. Thoughts and prayers are with you … Duane and Jody Grande (Michelle’s aunt)
Angie & Matt says
Josh is one of my best friends and it pains me to see this family go thru a tragic loss! Tara, even though meeting her a handful of times, was always cheerful and had that beautiful smile on her face! She was a very compassionateperson and Josh always spoke very highly of her! I cannot relate to the hurt you all feel but I hope you can all find comfort in the days ahead and know God and all your other family members whom have passed on are holding her tight and watching over each and everyone one of you! May sun shine thru the darkest of days. We love you.
michael mohs says
I rember the times in school we shared its a terrible loss for all of us
Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
Angie Vanheel says
Oh Tara the many memories we shared together. The South Dakota trip, camping, late night talks, bonfires, dancing, & game nights with the kids! Many MANY great talks…I am gonna miss you SO MUCH! Even though the past few years we lost touch doesn’t mean I still don’t think of you as family! You will always be in my heart and thoughts and prayers! May you find the light and watch down on us as we need an angel! Love you always!!!!!!
Jason LaValle says
I used to work with Tara over 11 years ago at the WBLCC. We shared a lot of fun times working together 2nd shift and every other weekend together. She had a great sense of humor,polite,and cared for other people. I recently reunited with Tara on facebook after several years. Every now and then we would send a message back and forth. The last message I heard from Tara was a Happy Birthday wish on March 15th. To the family. I am so sorry and can’t imagine the pain and agony you feel over the loss of Tara. This world is short lived compared to the eternal kingdom we have to look forward to. Tara is now there in paradise and we will see her again someday. GOD Bless……
Bro Jay says
“Why did she have to go?”
“So young, I just dont know why?
” Things happen half the time, without reason and without a ryhme.”
“Lovely little sweet young woman”
Daughter Aunt and daughter”
“Makes no sense to me?”
Thinking of you chica. Miss you so much :( You have the best job ever though, you’re Gods Angel, God’s Helper.