Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home

1806 East Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI


Tamara Ann Swihart

April 23, 1939July 18, 2020

Tamara Ann Swihart was born on April 23, 1939 and passed away on July 18, 2020 and is under the care of Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home.

Graveside Service will be held on July 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Roseland Memorial Gardens.

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, July 27, 2020


Tamara Ann Swihart

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Barbara Billings-Melvin

July 26, 2020

Tamara was a dear friend. I met her at a flea market in Ohio and she brought me to the pageant. My greatest asset is the many beautiful friends I've met and will have for life. When i was losing my baby sister, i spent a week with Tamara, but had to leave early. Her words, as always were so encouraging to me
I will love you forever Tamara. "One life will soon be passed, only whats done for Christ will last. Barbie

Charlotte Ambrose

July 24, 2020

Queen Tamara was a Christian warrior and a Pageant Ambassador. She was a brilliant spark in many lives. She proved herself in the professional world and in her later years in Films, Theater Productions and Pageants. After her graduation from Adams modeling and finishing school she played 7 major roles in Community Theater, 5 films including her featured role in the prize winning documentary " PRETTY OLD ". The 1st place State of Michigan Wellness Competition started a multitude of winning Titles with 2011 Ms Senior Michigan America and Ms Super Senior Michigan USA 20i7. This Betty Boop entertainer appeared nationally and proudly proclaimed "Your God Reigns"

Debbi Miller

July 23, 2020

I met Tamara in Las Vegas, through senior pageantry. She made me laugh, she gave great hugs, and made intelligent and insightful comments. She was adorable onstage, but I loved her for her calm, fair, kind, wise conversation. A very pretty face, but oh! so much more.


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