OBITUARY

Tamara Britain Wilhite

October 10, 1976August 19, 2021

Texas resident Tamara Britain Wilhite, 44, died Thursday, August 19, 2021 at her home in Euless, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford, TX.

Tamara was born October 10, 1976 in Grand Prairie, Texas to Kent and Jeanette Britain. She graduated from South Grand Prairie High School in 1994 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998.

She married her college sweetheart, David Wilhite, in 1999 and together they raised a daughter, Renee, and a son, Ian.

In addition to her engineering career, Tamara was an avid technical writer having written several books and short stories over the years. She also contributed over 20,000 articles to more than 700 publications across multiple categories including science fiction, family, religion, and self-help.

In her spare time she helped her father manage his online antenna business.

Tamara is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Renee; son, Ian; father, Kent Britain; mother, Jeannette Britain; brother, Kyle; and other extended family members.

A graveside service for Tamara will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Old Southland Cemetery, 1100 SW 3rd St., Grand Prairie, TX 75051.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grandprairiefh.com for the Wilhite family.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, August 27, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 28, 2021

Memories

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Robert Arrington

August 31, 2021

Tamara was a valued colleague. She was passionate in her love for science fiction. She was incisive in her thoughts and articulate with her words. My brief association with her leaves me with regret that I did not spend more time corresponding with her. She will be missed.

Neal Durando

August 29, 2021

She was a gentle and surpassingly intelligent presence, a light in a dark time.

Linda Fox

August 29, 2021

Not a real-life friend, but loved her sci-fi work. She will be missed.

Jana Salles

August 29, 2021

Oh my gosh! Shocked to hear of this?!! What on earth happened?? She was such a talent—gifted engineer AND writer. David—I’m so sorry to hear of this. Please reach out if you see this. Another mutual friend on Facebook was just as shocked when he heard. Many prayers for you and your children.

Aaron Kimpton

August 29, 2021

I loved reading her commentary. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Karina Fabian

August 28, 2021

Tamara was a friend and a fan of my books. It always brightened my day to see she'd shared a post about my novels or wrote an endorsement. She was also quick to let me know when a link was wrong on a post (which happened way too often in the early years of my blog.) She was a thoughtful and lovely person. The Interwebz will be an emptier place without her.

I pray for her soul and for the comfort of her family. She'll be missed.

John Martin

August 28, 2021

Dear Wilhite Family;

My sincerest condolences to you all. I knew Tamara via Write of Center Authors and Liberty Island. She was unfailingly encouraging and insightful, wise and thoughtful. It was a gift to know her. I pray comfort for you all.

Cordially,

John David Martin

Elaine Ash

August 28, 2021

The writing community mourns the loss of Tamara. She was a great talent, always helping fellow writers, and sharing her time generously. Rest in Peace, gentle scribe.

Jesse & Juliette Wilhite

August 28, 2021

It is difficult to put into words the loss of this incredibly brilliant and loving woman. To know her, made this world more beautiful through her words, thoughtfulness and caring. She will be truly missed.

God bless.

Jolie LaChance

August 27, 2021

I will truly miss her antenna posts. That sounds silly but they were very clear and very interesting.

FROM THE FAMILY