Tara Nicole Underwood

Tara Nicole Underwood

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Visitation for Tara will be on Friday, June 28, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Services in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 29, 2024, in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Services in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

Tara Nicole Underwood, 35, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, passed away on June 18, 2024. Tara was born to Joseph (Randy) Barnett and Tammy Applegate in Bamberg, Germany, on February 03, 1989. Tara was a 2007 Alma High School graduate and obtained her associate’s degree. Tara was the Office Administrator for La Ferry’s Propane in Gans, Oklahoma.

Tara, a loving fiancé, dedicated mother, cherished daughter, adored sister, a wonderful friend to many, and a true ray of sunshine, was tragically and senselessly stolen from us all. Tara illuminated the rooms she was in. Her smile was one of her most profound features, and when you close your eyes, you can see it perfectly, no matter how well you knew her. Her laughter was one of the most beautiful sounds you could ever imagine, and it will echo through eternity for all of us. Tara was full of love and life. Bringing communities together in her loss is a testament to how she made us all feel. Through this devastating loss, because of our love for Tara, we will remain close-knit, full of love and kindness to support her family and, most importantly, her children, who were the absolute most precious souls to her.

Tara is survived by her fiancé, Robert Bullock; their children, Hayden Bullock, JaeLee Jewel Johnson, Ethan Bullock, Jett James Johnson, Adalynn Bullock, and Scarlett Tru Underwood; her siblings, Tia Barnett–Howard and husband Michael, Flora Barnett, Molly, Erin, Emily, and Everett, her parents, Tammy and Kevin Applegate and Randy and Coatney Barnett, her grandparents, Granny Polly, Jack and Linda Barnett and Linda and James Clack, her niece, Merrina Howard, a dear cousin and friend Autumn Grant, as well as numerous other family members and friends that she was very close to.

She was preceded in death by her very best friend, Jenny Lloyd, a little brother, TJ Horton, and two cousins, Jace and Cade Blanque.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 28, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Services in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Following the visitation, a candlelight vigil will be held at Forever Memories Funeral Services at dark. Tara’s family would like to extend this invitation to Taylor Sharp’s family and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 29, 2024, in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Services in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

The family asks that you wear sunflowers or bright colors to the services to honor Tara and her memory.

Tara’s final resting place will be Akins Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brandon McEver, Ryan Westphal, Joe Bomor, Mike Barnett, Jared Brooks, Chris McCoy.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department for their relentless pursuit, to all other law enforcement agencies that assisted with the search and investigation, and to those that will continue to seek justice for Tara.

The family can never thank the community enough for the love and support shown during this tragedy. They express their appreciation to the churches and individuals who continue to lift them up in prayer and those who are putting together events in their loved one’s honor. Please continue the prayers; they feel them.

The family would like to inform the public of the benefit event for the families that will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at the Sallisaw Fairgrounds. Please plan to join us to continue celebrating their lives and to share memories of our loved ones who were taken from us too soon.

 

Guestbook

19 Responses

  1. Tara, you are a beautiful woman, mother,sister and daughter and aunt. Your memories will for ever be with all of us. You are now our angel and watching over us. Until we see each other again cousin I love you and miss you.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss.i have met Tara a couple tines and she was a very sweet woman.i know nothing makes sense right now but hold on to God and he will see you through.god bless you.

  3. Tara, I will love you forever, I’ll see you on the other side of this experience. I’m grateful for the time I had with you but I wasn’t finished enjoying your beautiful spirit. We all were cheated out of our time with you, cheated out of your love and your attention and your example of kindness and inclusion.

  4. I’m continuing to pray for this family! 🙏 I have years of history with Taras parents and use to babysit her and her sister for a short time period. My family and Tara’s family moved to Fortsmith together ❤️ My heart Hurts so much for this family and I pray for peace and comfort to each and all in the days to come 😘

  5. I went to school with Tara there never was a bad moment she always knew how to make everyone laugh always smiling and friendly. My thoughts and prayers are with her fiance kids and family

  6. Oh sweet girl I wish more than anyone I could go back in time and stop this from happening. You are already missed beyond measure. I will do everything I can do to see that you get justice. We love you, Tara. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  7. This was a “Beautifu Soul” with a strong “Spirit”! Tara made an impression on each person she met. She loved with an unbridled heart, yet she never left you wondering how she felt. We watched her growth from a young girl to a Loving Mom and beatiful woman. Her Mimi Honey and I will cherish and love her memory for eterity.

  8. Tara was so wonderful I’m a customer of Lafferys I spoke to Tara on the afternoon of the 18th a still can’t believe what’s happened I didn’t know her well but I could tell she loved people our family and church has been praying for her and Taylor’s family.

  9. I’m sorry for the loss of a beautiful sweet lady , I only saw her a couple times but her smile and friendliness made an impression on me . It’s never easy to let go , Tia , Poohma loves you and my prayers for you all . If ever any of you need a shoulder or need to talk , I’ll do my best to help . God has you all . Harley sends his love and prayers too .

  10. While heartbroken about her sudden departure from this life, I will forever cherish the memories that I have of Tara. She was a one in a million kind of person that genuinely cared about her family and friends wellbeing. I know she is in heaven smiling down on everyone now. My prayers remain with the family during this very difficult time, much love to you all. I will see you when I get up there kiddo…

  11. Tara will always be remembered….
    It’s impossible to forget her laugh , her kindness and her love for her children. ❤️ the family,her Daddy,is grieving …as is Tammy,her momma. This is so hard. She had 3 beautiful children…now 2 of her children has died .
    Tara…you sure touched so many lives. You are already missed …I love you Tara!

  12. Sending prayers such a sad ordeal Tara was a very bright and lovable lady , praying for all 🙏 🤲

  13. Sending prayers such a sad ordeal Tara was a very bright and lovable lady , praying for all 🙏 🤲

  14. Tara I loved you so much from the time you were born. Even tho we didn’t get to spend time together in the later years. You are always in my heart. I love you all

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