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  • Please make checks payable to: IU Foundation Indicate "In memory of Tara Garcia Richardson" on the memo line
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Research in Neurology
    PO Box 7072
    Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072

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“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...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Leroy & Nina (Ramos) Oliver - MI

“To all the Garcia family I am very sorry for your loss. Tara was a very sweet person and will be forever missed. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer Enos - Portage, MI

“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...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Steed - Friend

“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 ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Marsha Compton. ( Dayton) - MI

“"I'm going to miss you beautiful queen. May you be in piece." ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jonathan West - Williamsburg, VA

“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...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Nadia Coleman-Scott - Toledo, OH

“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. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Taylor Hudson - Battle Creek, MI

“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 ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Missy Case

“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...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Renee Pittman - Cox - MI

“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...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Bryant - Friend

“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...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jodi Hernandez - Battle Creek, MI


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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.