OBITUARY

Tara Marie McMahon

December 18, 1998February 21, 2021
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Tara Marie McMahon died unexpectedly in Delray Beach on 21 February 2021 in Delray, Florida at the age of twenty-two.

Tara is survived by her parents, Catherine and William Miles, Plantation, Florida, her father, Scott McMahon, Charlestown, Maryland; her sisters Devon McMahon (fiancé Thomas Larkin), Melbourne, Florida; Sarah Miles, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Hannah Miles, Hudson, Ohio; and her maternal grandparents, Pat and Elsie Spaulding, Greensboro, North Carolina; and fraternal grandparents, John and Dade McMahon, Potomac, Maryland.

Tara was born on 18 December 1998 in Falls Church, Virginia to Scott and Catherine McMahon. After graduating from Bishop Ireton High School in 2017, she attended Michigan State University for several years. In early 2020, as COVID closed in-person schools, Tara moved to Plantation, Florida to live with her parents.

Tara was a talented equestrian, skier, and lover of hip hop music. She was extremely witty, charming, and full of life. Tara was passionate about horseback riding and had her heart set on studying law. She was loved for her irreverent attitude and zest to live her life as she saw fit!

A celebration of life gathering will take place from 12-3PM EST on Saturday, 27 February 2021 at Kraeer Funeral Home, 1655 N. University Dr, Coral Springs, FL, with a memorial service to begin at 1pm. Please join us on Facebook @kraeercoralsprings for a 1PM EST LIVE STREAM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention through the Kraeer website: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/coral-springs-fl/tara-mcmahon-10068818.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering and Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Kaitlyn Smith

February 27, 2021

Sweet girl,
I am forever grateful I got to know you last year. You made my days so much better. You were such an amazing friend to me. Thank you for always driving me to and from class. Thank you for going with me places when I didn't want to me alone. Thank you for always listening to my problems and cheering me up. I'm already missing our car ride jams, silly dinner convos, and our deep talks. I miss seeing you walk around in that huge fluffy white jacket you loved so much. I miss you blasting music on your huge speaker and getting me hyped up all the time. You were there for me when no one else was and you always understood me. You were a bright light in my life. Your kindness and compassion for others has always inspired me. You had the biggest heart of anyone I know. I promise to continue to pay your kindness and love forward everyday. You were so loved and you always will be. I'll miss that beautiful smile and contagious energy always. Thank you for everything. I love you forever Tara.
Love, Kaitlyn

Julia Miles

February 27, 2021

My favorite memory of Tara is from Uncle Will and Catherine’s wedding. We met the girls at the salon after they were done getting ready, and I remember the girls coming out with nice, simple hair cuts and out comes Tara with extravagant hairdo. And I remember thinking “Oh, I guess for someone younger, that must feel so fancy and grown up” (like I was soooo much older) and it was so her to just do her own thing and not caring what anyone else thought. She was always so happy and free-spirited and I hope we can all apply her personality to our own lives .

Dawn Ison

February 27, 2021

We first met Tara as a young girl. She came zipping into our court on a hot pink scooter.
I watched the eyes of the boys in the court bug out! Now, I can’t say for sure if it was for the very cute blonde girl or for the awesome scooter! Tara became a very frequent visitor to our court and started a scooter trend amongst the kids. My son and Tara continued their friendship through high school. Tara introduced Jake to her friends at Bishop Ireton, you can imagine how happy that made him lol!
Tara was a sweet girl and we enjoyed her company often. Our families also became good friends.
Tara you will be missed terribly but sweet memories of you will last forever. 💕💕

Laura Callahan

February 27, 2021

We will always remember Tara for being part of the 2014 competition year for Novice Jumpers in Virginia. This group of girls totally supported each other while competing against each other and the rest of the field. Pure sportsmanship! It was such a fun year for the girls walking courses together, always cheering each other on, and for the parents/grooms connecting ringside. Tara and Cocoa made a great team and we were blessed to have had this time with them. Our heartfelt condolences to Tara's family.
Laura & Elaina

Joseph Casper

February 27, 2021

Our family enjoyed our cheer experiences with Tara. We are anguished to have learned of her passing. We have such fond memories of Tara. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Julia Miles

February 27, 2021

I remember when Uncle Will first told us about Catherine, Devon, and Tara, and we all thought it was so funny how Mason still didn’t have any boy cousins! You were all loved and welcomed from the start, and we loved spending time with our fun new family. On all our vacations, Tara was always on the go and ready for the next adventure. We didn’t see each other often, but the time spent together will always be cherished.

Libby Miles

February 27, 2021

I remember when I first met Tara at uncle willy and Catherine’s wedding. I was so excited to have someone closer in age to me in the family! She was so funny and I remember running around the resort with Hannah and Tara, getting smoothies at the swim up bar thinking we were so cool. I am upset that the times I got to see her were few and far between, but each time will be cherished.

Amy Motz

February 27, 2021

Catherine I loved to hear stories of your beautiful family. Know my heart brakes for you as well. With you all in spirit and with much Love. ❤️

Lisa Priebe

February 27, 2021

Tara's Honda Civic, now my son's, sits in our driveway keeping watch on our home.

Lisa Priebe

February 27, 2021

I first met Tara almost 7 years ago when I brought my new horse to Oliver's. She was such a bright soul, radiating energy and her happiness to be with her beloved horses at the barn. You couldn't help but smile at her and with her!

When she left for college, she needed a more snow appropriate vehicle for Michigan's winters, so she sold her Honda Civic. By chance, my son had just left his old Camry in Oregon after grad school, so he bought Tara's Honda. I like to think that now she will be looking after him when he drives it. I know I will think of her every time I see it.

Rest easy, Tara. Your time here with us was too brief, but you left a big, beautiful mark on this world. You will not be forgotten 💝

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