Tara was born in Poway on March 23, 1960. She and her four siblings went through the Poway School District.
A deeply caring person, she chose helping others by becoming an RN in 1986 and was chosen Nurse of the Year at Tri-City Hospital in 1995. Her red hair, blue eyes and smile brought happiness and hope to her patients. Later on she assisted in delivering babies which brought her much joy.
Tara is survived by her mother, Vivian Higgins of RB; daughter, Shannon Waterhouse; sons, Daniel, Brendan and Benjamin Kirby, all of Carlsbad; brothers, Bob Higgins of RB and Al Higgins of San Diego; sister, Gail Higgins of Menifee; and ex-husband, Norm Ogilvie. She was preceded in death by her son, Trevor Kirby; brother, Bruce Higgins; and father, Cdr. Robert T. Higgins.
Services were held on August 24, 2013, at North Coast Calvary Chapel.