Tara Lynn Salisbury (08/08/1975 - 01/16/2011)

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(Yeck) (Age 35)

Tara passed away on Sunday, January 16th after a year long illness. She was born on August 8, 1975 to Jim and Melba Yeck in Boulder, CO. She was raised in Boulder where she graduated from Scholastica High School in Canyon City, CO.

She made Spokane her home in order to attend Gonzaga University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in 1997. She went on to gain her Masters Degree from Eastern Washington University in Education and Spanish. She taught Spanish and Home Economics to home schooled children for Spokane School District 81. She loved her students. Her influence will continue to live on in them.

While attending university she worked at Lydig Construction, Mountain Gear and the Elk Public House.

Tara was an athlete. She was a rock climber, runner, bicyclist and hiker. She ascended many difficult rock climbing routes in the Western United States.

She joined Nick Salisbury in marriage and moved to Coeur d'Alene. She continued her education earning her real estate license. She managed teaching, real estate sales and waiting tables at the Elk Public House along with providing a home and loving companionship to Nick.

Tara loved Mexico. Nick and she vacationed and honeymooned there.

She was fascinated with cooking constantly providing meals for Nick and family and friends on weekends and holidays. She also provided camp cooking in Alaska when called upon as a support to Nick's work with Crux Subsurface, Inc. She painted with acrylics and displayed them at home.

Tara provided loving care to many dogs throughout her life including shelter dogs. She made friends of wild birds, ducks and the other wildlife near to her Coeur d'Alene home. She appreciated nature and loved to be outdoors. Tara was a beautiful, kind and loving person with all who came into contact with her.

She is survived by her husband, Nick Salisbury, parents, Jim and Melba Yeck of Boulder, CO, brother, Dan Yeck, aunt and uncle, Al and Rita Bates of Naples, FL, aunt and uncle, Kathy and George Shave of Jupiter, FL, cousin Eileen DeVito, of Las Vegas, NV and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private service for family and close friends was held Saturday, January 22nd. Another remembrance was held at Wild Walls at 202 W. 2nd Ave on Saturday, January 29th.

In lieu of flowers a donation to The Kootenai Humane Society at 11600 N. Ramsey Road, Hayden ID 83835 is appreciated. Gifts should be identified with "in memory of Tara Salisbury".

Published in Spokesman-Review from Jan. 26 to Jan. 30, 2011
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