Memorial service for Tara Hamilton will be 2:00p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel. Tara passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. She was 58.
Tara Donnette Hamilton was born April 4th, 1961 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Dewey and Mary Ann (Farrell) Hess. She attended and graduated from Union Public Schools, and then went on to start her working career in customer service and accounting. Her last employment was with Bank First where she was a New Accounts Officer and enjoyed meeting the public.
In July of 1987 Tara married John David Hamilton and the couple made their home in Broken Arrow, and in 1990 they moved to rural Claremore. She loved taking care of her family and made all occasions special with wonderful meals. Holidays at her home were an event, each room decorated with a theme and tasty treats for all. Tara loved to travel, garden or just sit on her porch drinking ice tea and watching the deer. She always had beautiful flower gardens and made sure all the birds had an abundance of food. To say Tara never met an animal she didn't like would be an understatement. From the time she was a young child, she collected all the strays she could bring home. This continued into her adult life as well, she also was on the board of Zoi's Rescue and loved finding homes for those sweet furry friends. The number one joy in her life was her grandson Emmitt and she made sure to see him as often as she could.
Those family members that survive include her husband John David Hamilton; her daughters Tye Talbert and husband Brad and Jocelyn Becker and husband Donny; her grandson Emmitt Brooks Talbert and her soon to arrive grandson Everett Lee Becker; her mother Mary Hess; her sister Jeanine Koch-Stauffer and husband Dave Stauffer; her niece and nephews Cody Koch, Crystal White and husband Mario, and Colt Koch and wife Trinity; great niece and nephews Terrin, Talon, and Alayna. Tara was preceded in death by her father Dewey Hess.
Those who wish to honor Tara's life with a memorial contribution may do so by making a donation to Zoi's Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 2905, Claremore, Oklahoma 74018.