Condolence & Memory Journal

Tara, you are in most of my memories throughout my life... I am very great full for that but yet so mad you were taken from us. You have taught me south throughout my life and I am truly going to miss the "Dr. Phil" sessions you always would give me... I miss you so much and I love you so much! I always wanted a sister and I was so blessed to have you as a sister! I love you and I will make sure you are remembered by everyone. I will be seeing you! Love your little sister! <3>

Posted by Erin Montgomery - Eaton, OH - Sister (in law)   February 07, 2013

I had the priviledge to work with Tara for a few years at US Bank. She was amazing. Tara will be missed by so many. I am blessed to have had that opportunity to get to know her.

Posted by Vicki Upchurch-McCorkle - New Castle, IN - Former Co-worker   February 07, 2013

Eric, Max and Ava,
We are deeply sadden by the news of your mom, Tara
Love, The Schrimper's
Chris, Linda, Matt, Luke and Julie

Posted by linda schrimper - eaton, OH - friend   February 07, 2013

My prayers are with your family.

Posted by Teresa Pfeffer - Ripley, OH - Co-worker   February 07, 2013

I've known Tara for a long time. In high school, she was Eric's cool girlfriend, and then later in life she became a loved and respected colleague. Tara always had a smile on her face and a funny anecdote to share. I always looked forward to the times that I got to work with her and enjoyed getting to talk and share funny stories about people we mutually knew. She and her famiy have been in my thoughts often since hearing of her passing. She was a wonderful person whose life was cut unfortunately short. Tara, you were great! You were so much fun and will be missed. Eric, take care of your family. I know you will keep her spirit alive and continue to be a great father to your two adorable kids!

Posted by Marcy VanAusdal - friend/coworker   February 07, 2013


Eric & Family:

I am so sorry for your loss. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Tara. My heart is with you.

"May tender memories soften your grief,
May fond recollection bring you relief,
And may you find comfort and peace in the thought
Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought...
For time and space can never divide
Or keep your loved one from your side.
When memory paints in colors true,
the happy hours that belonged to you."
--Helen Steiner Rice

With Sympathy,
Lori Page

Posted by Lori Page - Eaton, OH - Friend   February 06, 2013

Lori - I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. Although I have never actually met you in person or your daughter, I cannot imagine the pain your are experiencing right now loosing a child. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and every day. My heart goes out to you and your family during this time!

Posted by Deb Emrich - Cedar Rapids, IA   February 06, 2013

Lori and family-So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you in this difficult time.

Posted by Bob and Sheila Furrey - Eaton, OH   February 06, 2013

Thinking of your family and praying that God will bring you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Heather Reid - Cincinnati, OH - Classmate   February 06, 2013

I'm sorry I was not able to be with all of you tonight. I just wanted to let you know that I have been thinking about all of you guys the past few days and will continue to pray for you through this difficult time.

Love always,
Joey Simpson

Posted by Joey Simpson - Bluffton, OH   February 06, 2013



Our heartfelt sympathy is sent to you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in the many days ahead.

Posted by Rich and Donnita Conley - Richmond, IN   February 06, 2013

So sorry to hear about the loss of such a vibrant woman. Thoughts and prayers to the family and God Bless you all!

Posted by Angie Dunn Cordell - Richmond, IN   February 05, 2013

We are deeply saddened by your loss. I feel very blessed to have met all 4 of you before this tragedy and been witness to you and Tara as supportive parents and fans throughout the Tball season. Ava, I have a feeling your mom will live forever through your beautiful spirit and gift of sharing stories :)
Our Sympathies,
The Winings family (Coach Rhonda & Gavin)

Posted by Rhonda Winings - Eaton, OH - Ava's Tball coach   February 05, 2013



We are so sorry for your loss, words can't express our feelings for you and your family right now. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as days to come as you try to heal.

The Thompson's (football)

Posted by Ben & Stacey Thompson - Eaton, OH - friend   February 05, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Posted by Claire Dickman - West Chester, OH - Friend of Linda Montgomery   February 05, 2013


There is nothing sadder than losing someone so wonderful as Tara was. To lose her so early in life and with no goodbyes is heartwrenching. I pray that in time the family can celebrate the memories they had with her. My prayers go out to you all. Tara will be missed by many.

Posted by Lisa Jobe - Centerville, IN - co-worker   February 05, 2013

Hi Tara, I didn't get a chance that morning to say goodby or have a great day like I always did. Max was on a school delay so you guys slept in for a bit. I'm not going to say goodby but rather I'll catch ya later babe!! As one of your favorite quotes "I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it." -Mark Twain. You were the rock to this family. We went thru a lot this last year and for years before but always came out strong. You were an AWESOME mother and Max and Ava miss you as do I and so many. Just know they are fine and will never forget you. I'm so sorry for everything!! You were truely an gnarly girl and we had so much fun together! Riding, camping, playing cards, working out together, going to sports for the kids, going to Bengals games, movies, shopping, and all the other stuff we did. I was so excited to teach you how to golf this year and how to ride this Harley like you wanted. I love you SO much and am going to miss you here to keep me in check! You are and were truley the BEST at what you accomplished with our family and your carrer. You were very dedicated to your work and i'm very proud of you for all you succeded at. Last the kids want to tell you they love you and thank you for the so many good times you gave them and that they will miss you but NEVER forget you. Catch ya later babe!! Love always and forever, Eric David.

Posted by Eric Montgomery - Eaton, OH - Husband/Best Friend   February 05, 2013

My prayers to Tara's family and friends for peace and strength.strengthen

Posted by John Morton Jr. - Hot Springs, AR - Husband of Denise Morton US Bank   February 05, 2013

I had the honor of workign with Tara. She was a very passionate person and took pride in her work. She was truly an inpristiaon and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go to her husband, children, and family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories and always remembering her beautiful smile!

Posted by Shannon Wise - Centerville, IN   February 05, 2013


Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Tara. She was an awesome person. She was so sweet and caring with a beautiful smile. She will be missed. No words can help you to understand this. Try to focus on the happy memories! God has accepted this beautiful angel to watch over you all from above.

Posted by Susan Wurzelbacher - Hamilton, OH - co-worker   February 05, 2013

To the DeBoo and Montgomery families:
No words seem adequate to express our heartfelt sadness over your loss. I am sure Tara was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother and friend and her passing will leave a void in many lives. We would like to express our sincere sympathy for your loss as we know she will be sorely missed by those who loved her.

Posted by Wilma and Dean Brown - Vandalia, OH - friend of family   February 05, 2013


Our entire Family sends you our Deepest Sympathy at the loss of Tara. Pray our LORD will always keep you close as you greive. He will give you the strength & comfort.

The Van Ausdal Family

Posted by STAN & JEANNINE VAN AUSDAL - RICHMOND, IN   February 05, 2013

Eric, Max, Ava & Family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories you have of her live forever in your hearts. Tara was an amazing person.

Posted by Mic & Penny McGuire - Eaton, OH   February 05, 2013

You were an AMAZING daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend. The Lord got a good one when He brought you home. I will treasure so many of our good times we had over the years. I LOVE YOU.

Posted by Benita DeBoo - Eaton, OH - Sister   February 05, 2013

Deepest Sympathy for Tara' s family. She will be greatly missed! I always knew I could depend on Tara to have an answer to any question I threw at her. Hold tight to her memory and the beauty she left behind in her children. Prayers to the family.

Posted by Jamie Wolski - connersville, IN - co worker   February 05, 2013

Eric and family, Today and always may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. Our deepest sympathy.

Posted by The Schadle family - Eaton, OH - Friend   February 05, 2013


My thought's and prayer's are with you Eric and your family. May you find peace in God and in his Strength, Love you all. Stella

Posted by Stella Shelton - eaton, OH - friend   February 04, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Tara's Family and Friends. She will truly be missed.

Posted by Julie Larocque - Fayetteville, TN - Co Worker   February 04, 2013


You all are in my thoughts and prayers!! My heart breaks for Max & Ava. Hold your memories close to your heart and God will comfort you. Tara will be missed!!

Posted by Heather Fletcher - Bowling Green, KY - Co-worker   February 04, 2013

Eric, Max, and Ava - My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. I had the privilege of graduating with Tara, and her smile was one you could never forget, it literally called out to a person. Cling to that smile now as you go through this process. God bless your family.

Posted by Chasity (Brewster) Alva - Greensburg, IN - Classmate   February 04, 2013

Thoughts of deepest sympathy for Tara's family and friends.

Posted by Jennifer Jolley - TN - Coworker   February 04, 2013

Feelings of grief are a natural response to losing someone you care for and value. Some spend more time with their co-workers than to many members of their own families and may have the need to respond as strongly as they would to the death of a relative. Tara, was a big part of our extended family here at U.S. Bank and will be sorely missed. I want to express my condolences to Tara's family and friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of bereavement. Tara will truly be missed.

Posted by Debbie Sutherland - North Little Rock, AR - Co-Worker   February 04, 2013


My thoughts & prayers go out to Tara's family !

Posted by Mariann Williams - Clarksville, TN - Co-worker   February 04, 2013


Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Tara was such an incredible person and will be missed by all her co-workers at the bank. Words will not be enough to express our sorrow, just know that we will keep you lifted up each and every day. Your West Ky / Southern Il Ops Team, Cathy ,Tracey, and Karly.

Posted by Cathy Moore - Paducah, KY - Western Ky / Southern Il Ops   February 04, 2013

Eric, Max, and Ava,

I pray that each of you find comfort in your loss. Tara was an amazing person and a friend. I will always remember the ONE time she let me drive us all the way to Bowling Green, KY. I think her knuckles where white the whole time. I let her drvie from then on.

Tara will be missed terribly.

Posted by Mollie Barnes - Hillsboro, OH - Co-worker   February 04, 2013

Tara and I met when she came to Tennessee to help with the BankEast conversions...She was so much fun to work with. We could not have made it without her....I am praying for you, her family, and I know God will comfort you and help you during this most difficult time...

Posted by Jackie H Hill - Kingsport,, TN - friend and co-worker   February 04, 2013

Eric, Max and Ava,
We were very saddened to hear of Tara's passing. Praying God will wrap his loving arms of comfort and peace around all of you.
Dion, Beth, Nick, Michael and Lily Bowerman

Posted by Beth Bowerman - Eaton, OH - friend   February 04, 2013

To the Deboo and Montgomery families, My sympathy goes out to both families on the passing of Tara

Posted by Victor Stewart - New Paris, OH - friend   February 04, 2013


My heart is breaking for your loss. Through the years you have spoken so fondly of Tara, and I do understand the pain your family is experiencing. Words cannot expresss enough sympathy, and I hope that the family can remember joyous times and share those times with the children - this will be so crucial for them to remember, as I know they will never udnerstand. Bond together and lift Tara up in prasie. Please let me know if there I can do.

Posted by Robyn Yates - carmel, IN - Friend of Linda Montgomery   February 04, 2013


My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Tara. May your hearts find peace and comfort knowing that heaven has gained an "Angel".

Posted by Julie Slezak - Portsmouth, OH - RQA Analyst-US Bank   February 04, 2013


Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric & the families at this time...we were so saddened to hear of your loss. Although we can't understand "why", God knows. Know that your loved one is in His care now. And someday we can see Tara again. May gods angels keep you comforted until then, God Bless.

Posted by Jim & Sandy Elliott - Eaton, OH - friends   February 04, 2013


Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Tara will be greatly missed by the Eastern Ohio Operations Team, Linda, Amy, Jackie and Jamie.

Posted by Amy Perry - Ironton, OH - co-worker   February 04, 2013

Eric, Max and Ava,

We are very sorry and saddened by the loss of Tara. She was a great person and got along with everyone at school. She was funny and had a smile that would light up the room. You are all, including both sides of the family, in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerusha, Madison and Donovan

Posted by Jerusha (Lipps) Kesler - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   February 04, 2013


My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Tara. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Brandy Baker (McClanahan) - Richmond, IN - Friend (Classmate)   February 04, 2013


Eric and family, She was a great person in school and she was a wonderul mother and friend. Your family is in my prayers!!!

Michelle Michaels (Chance)

Posted by Michelle Michaels (Chance) - Richmond, IN - National Trail   February 04, 2013

So sorry for your loss Eric, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Joyce Chappel - Eaton, OH   February 04, 2013

I am so sorry. Tara will be missed. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Vicki Hoober - richmond, IN - co worker   February 04, 2013


My sympathy to Eric, Ava, & Max. Also Tara's parents, and Eric's parents Linda, Tom, & his sister Erin. God will see you through this difficult time.

Cindy Thompson

Posted by Cindy Thompson - Hamilton, OH - Friend of Linda Montgomery   February 04, 2013

We are so very sorry for your loss! Our hearts go out to you all!

Posted by Amy & Rob Pugh - Eaton, OH   February 03, 2013

Eric & Family
We are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do, don't hesitate to let us know. We are always here for you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love The Scarce Family

Posted by Steven & Jessica Scarce - Eaton, OH   February 03, 2013


My sympathy and prayers to the entire family. I had a great respect for Tara at US Bank; she was professional and sincere at her work; when I had an operational question, I knew Tara would have the answer! I will miss her smile.

Posted by Angela Bargo    February 03, 2013


Dear Eric,
Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Lisa and Ben Noble

Posted by Lisa Noble - Eaton, OH   February 03, 2013

Eric, Tom, Linda & Family...Our prayers are with you and our hearts are sadden. Please let us know if we can help in any way!

Posted by Steve and Sandy Favorite - Eaton, OH - Friends   February 03, 2013


I am saddened by the loss of Tara. She was my "boss"--or Senior Co-Worker as she would prefer--but she was also my friend. She had the warmest heart and would do anything for anyone. My heart goes out to Eric, Max, and Ava, as well as the Montgomery and Deboo families. I will miss our chats at work and the fact that I could pop in to her office whenever I wanted to. She will be deeply missed.

Posted by Megan Turner - West Alexandria, OH - Friend and Co-Worker   February 03, 2013

My deepest sympathy goes out to Eric, Max, Ava, the Montgomery and the DeBoo families. So sad that god has called a real life angel home too soon. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you all.

Posted by Natalie Rutherford - Eaton, OH - Friend of Eric and Tara   February 03, 2013


Dan, Lori and families,
We are saddened with the news of your loss. May you find peace in your faith and strength to get thru this tragic time. Please do not hesitate to call us to do anything for you. There are truly no are in our prayers.
Dean and Joanell

Posted by Dean Wigger and Joanell Phillips and families - Eldorado, OH - friends of Dan and Lori   February 03, 2013

Eric and family- I am so sorry for your loss. Tara was an awesome coworker and friend. She will be missed by many. At work, she could always find the answer, and I would crack up when she would call me to say, "now tell me I am thinking of this
right"...she was always right! I will miss her dearly, and will be keeping your entire family in my prayers. Hold tight to the memories and each other. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Posted by Lori Trunck - Eaton, OH - Friend and Coworker   February 03, 2013


I was SHOCKED to see Erin's facebook post. I am so sorry for the family. I can not imagine how devastated you all must be. There is so little I can do for you all being so far away, but I will hold you tight in my thoughts and prayers.

If there is anyway I can help just let me know. But know I am thinking of you and all the Montgomery family.


Lorrie Layland Reid

Posted by Lorrie Reid - Groveland, FL - friend of mother/father in-law   February 02, 2013

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family

Posted by Mark and Donna Hawley - Bowman, SC - friends of Dan and Lori   February 02, 2013


I played sports with Tara in high school and remember how incredibly funny and good natured she was. May God give your family peace and strength during this difficult time.

Posted by Laura Melling - Carmel, IN   February 02, 2013

My deepest sympathy are with you and your family. Tara will be deeply missed by all the Tennessee US Bank Operations team. Your family will be in our prayers daily.

Posted by Patty Rose - Sparta, TN - Co-worker- Tennessee   February 02, 2013

My deepest sympathy are with you and you family. I worked with Tara she was a great,wonderful person. She will be missed by all. May god hold you in this time of sorrow. All my prayers.

Posted by hope    February 02, 2013


Eric,Max,Ava and ALL of Tara's family..........Our thoughts and prayers will remain with you during this time of the great loss in your lives. Always know that we are only a phone call away!! Love you all!!

Posted by Shelley&Caleb Harter - West Manchester, OH   February 02, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Posted by Holly (Scheiding) Mikolainis    February 02, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Toby and Beth (Cail) Garber    February 02, 2013


Eric and family
So sorry to hear of your lose we where just talking about you.if you need anything please call our prayers are with you

Danny and carol mann

Posted by Carol - Eaton, OH - Friend   February 02, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Eric, their children, and the rest of her family.

Posted by Kimberly Voland - Eaton, OH - Friend   February 02, 2013


My deepest sympathy.....God Bless!

Posted by Dennis - Lewisburg, OH - Brother in Christ   February 02, 2013