Tara Garcia Richardson

  • Born: April 25, 1975
  • Died: October 8, 2018
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Tara L. Garcia Richardson, 43, of Battle Creek, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. Tara was born April 25, 1975 in Battle Creek to Reyes and Eva Jean (Henderson) Williams. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and the Ross Dental Assistant Program.

Tara loved music, Spanish dances, family reunions and playing softball. She enjoyed taking trips and family vacations. Her most adventurous trip was when she and her daughter Courtni went skydiving.

Tara is survived by her father, Reyes Garcia; her three children, Courtni (Byron) Alexander and Damon and Caleb Richardson; two grandchildren, Grace and Nasir Alexander; her siblings, Tonya Garcia, Melissa (Steve) Brady, Reyes Garcia, Jr., Lori Garcia, Shawn (Stephanie) Garcia and Melissa Gordon; her maternal grandmother, Rosa Lee Newton and her maternal Aunts: Etta Little and Corda (Richard) Moss, paternal aunts: Lupe Schultz, Mary Leche, Irene (Larry) Fox, Gloria Garcia and Special Aunt Beatrice Rollins; paternal uncles: Reno Traevino, Juan Garcia, Jose Garcia, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tara was preceded in death by her mother, Eva J. Williams; a brother, John Williams; her maternal grandfathers, James C. Henderson and Walter F. Newton; her paternal grandparents Jose C. And Lucy Garcia; two aunts, Josie Bombard and Sylvia Garcia.

A memorial service to celebrate Tara's life will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, officiated by Pastor Jeff Davis. Memorial gifts may be made to the Indiana University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Research in Neurology. Please make checks payable to: IU Foundation and mail to IUF; PO Box 7072; Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072. Indicate "In memory of Tara Garcia Richardson" on the memo line. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

On behalf of the Ramos & Oliver families, we would like to extend our Condolences to Reyes (Ray) and his enter family, in the loss of Tara.
Reyes, our hearts and prayer's go out to you all, as you laid your daughter Tara, to rest for ever. May you rest in the thought that Tara, is resting in her father in heaven's arms.
Tara, was very fortunate to have a loving and caring family to the very end, and Tara left this earth in knowing that, for sure. May the good lord reward you all for your tender & loving care she received, while she was here on earth.
Reyes, Tara is now in heaven walking the streets, of gold. And she doing that with her Mother, your parents and your siblings that have already gone before her, to receive her. Rejoice in that.
May you be comforted in the stories, about her and the many photo's, that may bring back a special moment in her life, to you all.
I know how hard and painful it is to lose loved one's, missing them daily. But my prayer for you all is seek God in those moments and know that he is always there to lift you all up. Tara will not be forgotten she will remain in all your hearts. It does get easier with time.

Sincerely, Leroy & Nina Oliver & Alfredo & Dominga Ramos families.

Posted by Leroy & Nina (Ramos) Oliver - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   October 15, 2018

To all the Garcia family I am very sorry for your loss. Tara was a very sweet person and will be forever missed.

Posted by Jennifer Enos - Portage, MI - Friend   October 14, 2018

I worked with Tara at TRMI and her sis Tonya ...We had great laughs and awesome girls night out...Woo hoo!!. Great memories for sure..You were beautiful inside and out Tara...I'll never forget you girl you always made me smile...Big hugs Tonya to you and your family...Love ya girl

Posted by Nancy Steed - Friend   October 12, 2018

Garcia family. So sorry for your loss I liked Eva she was nice and gave birth to a beautiful daughter. May God be with you To all of you

Posted by Marsha Compton. ( Dayton) - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   October 12, 2018

"I'm going to miss you beautiful queen. May you be in piece."

Posted by Jonathan West - Williamsburg, VA - Family Friend   October 11, 2018

You treated me like your own daughter, and you supported me in everything I did. I always felt safe and loved in your presence. Remembering your smile I relive the nostalgic memories. Many of my best memories growing up included you. Such a strong, phenomenonal woman! You have been such a blessing to my life. I don't know how my life would be without you, Courtni or Grace. I will do all I can to make sure they are ok. I love you, and your faith in God reminds me I will see you again.

Posted by Nadia Coleman-Scott - Toledo, OH - Family Friend   October 11, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Tara was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Taylor Hudson - Battle Creek, MI - Acquaintance   October 11, 2018

Tara will be missed dearly...a friend since junior high that turned into family at heart. My heart goes out to Rey, Courtni, Caleb and Damon

Posted by Missy Case    October 11, 2018

To Tanya, Reyes, Lori, Melissa, and Shaun:

I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I have been there and it is not easy. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Renee Pittman - Cox - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   October 11, 2018

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I had no idea she was struggling with anything. We knew each other initially because of my photo business. I photographed her and her family several times and it was always great to see her. Prayers for her family and loved ones.

Posted by Julie Bryant - Friend   October 11, 2018

I will miss your laughter and your unwavering friendship. My heart won't beat the same. I rest in the promise that I will see you again. Until then my friend.

Posted by Jodi Hernandez - Battle Creek, MI - Family   October 11, 2018