Tara Marie Engen Garcia, 37, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 19 after a courageous battle with cancer. Tara is survived by her parents Bob and Robin Engen of Erie, CO, her two sons, Noah and Gustavo, her brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Kayleigh Engen, and many other relatives and friends. Tara graduated from Erie High School in 2000 and in 2001 married Cesar Garcia, who enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, VA. Tara graduated from Norfolk State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. That year they moved back to Colorado where Tara became a mom of two boys and worked on many development projects for a local developer. After being offered a great opportunity in 2011, Tara obtained her real estate license and moved to Maui, HI with her family. They fell in love with Island Life and Tara sold real estate and lived her best life with her boys until her passing.
A celebration of Tara’s life was held at Rocky Mountain Christian Church and Milavec Lake on July 19.
A memorial in Tara’s name has been set up for the benefit of her sons’ college education. Donations can be mailed directly to the:
Tara M. Garcia Memorial Fund
First Western Trust Bank
1155 Canyon Blvd., Ste 300 | Boulder 80302