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Tamara Leigh Cruz


1977 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Tamara Leigh Cruz Obituary
Tamara Leigh Cruz
1977 ~ 2015
Tamara Leigh Cawley Cruz, our very dear wife, mother, daughter, sister, auntie, niece, cousin, and friend, left us suddenly on August 2, 2015. 
Tamara was born on October 15, 1977 to William Bruce Cawley and Corinne D'Ann Collings in Salt Lake City, UT.  After graduating from Granger High School, she received an AS degree from Snow College and took additional classes at the University of Utah. Tamara was a hard worker and held positions at the U of U Admissions Office, Physicians Group of Utah, and Jordan Valley Neurology. She loved camping, Utah Grizzlies hockey, traveling, good music, photography, and her greatest happiness was being a wife and mother. Tamara married Brian Isaac Cruz on August 14, 2010 and was later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. She was overjoyed to welcome her baby girl Charlie to their family. Tamara was a kind, patient, wonderful person who cared about the things that matter the most. We will truly miss her gentle way of being in this world. 
She is survived by her husband, Brian Cruz; her daughters, Charlotte, Victoria, and Rebecca; her mother and stepfather, Corinne and Steve Howick; her sister, Victoria (Guy) VanHorn; her nieces and nephews, Amelia, Ashley, Elliot, Micah, and Benjamin; her grandfather, William Collings; and her large and loving extended family.  She is preceded in death by her father, Bill Cawley; her grandparents, Vern and Blanche Cawley; and her grandmother, Mae Burrell Collings. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 8, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at Taylorsville 27th Ward, 2976 Winchester Way. Viewings will be held Friday, August 7, 2015, 6-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, and Saturday, 10-10:45 a.m., at the church. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, 4400 West 4100 South.
Published in Deseret News from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2015
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