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Tara Marie Hart

Tara Marie Hart, age 34, passed away suddenly on 12/10/2020 after battling PTSD with severe onsets of anxiety and depression. Tara was born 01/25/1986 in Rome, NY, the daughter of Denise and Sherwood Hart Jr. 

The majority of her life she lived between Peru, NY and Marquette, MI. With strong perseverance and determination Tara chose to continue her high school education home schooling herself online and graduated from James Madison High School with Honors on 02/16/2005. Tara held several waitressing jobs, cleaned airplanes, cleaned homes and offices, volunteered at Salvation Army, and her favorite was as a paralegal for a good friend Greg LaDuke. 

From 2015 forward she resided in Holland, MI where she began her family. Tara loved most in life her children Ashton, Holden, and Zaelynn and spent every day planning and organizing everything from the next meal, to craft projects, adventure outings, and when they all could be together again. Tara loved anything celestial (sun, moon, and stars) even naming her support kitten for 13 years “Celesta” who misses her greatly also. She loved painting, crafting, sewing, writing & poetry, and sold numerous paintings she did around NY and MI. Her love for music would always have her jingling lyrics as she held her babies in her comforting arms and lived through each day a day at a time.

She is survived by her mother Denise Johnson (companion Douglas Raish) of Marquette, her father Sherwood Hart Jr. (companion Melissa Meyer) of Keeseville, her only sibling brother Joshua Johnson of Marquette, Maternal Grandparents Marie & Allan Johnson of Marquette, Paternal Grandparents Nancy & Sherwood Hart Sr. of Keeseville, a nephew Zachary Johnson, an aunt Nancy (Randy) Roes, 3 uncles Kirk (Keri) Johnson, Lowell (Kim) Hart, Ricky (Lori) Summerlin), and many great aunts, uncles, and cousins. More than she realized, she is deeply missed by her family and friends. 

A celebration of life memorial will be announced at a later date due to travel complications during the COVID pandemic.

  • January 10, 2021
    Tara, Our conversations, musical collaborations, just everything was fun when we would talk. We would talk to each other about ways to deal with our PTSD or depression and lift one another up. Heaven gained another Angel and I hope you look all over us.
    John Smith

  • December 27, 2020
    I’m so sorry to hear this. I love you my beautiful friend. I’ll always cherish all my memories with you. Amber Crabb ❤️

  • December 26, 2020
    Tara, I truly want to believe this isn’t so. I’m literally blown away. We just spoke a couple months ago. I wish you would’ve reached out and we could’ve had another one of our chats. I am so sorry that you felt this was the solution. I’m so sorry you were hurting, you no longer are. I can’t even believe this nor would I ever imagined myself writing on your obituary. I’m hurt. I miss you. You were and you are loved. You were feeling so much pain and you’ve passed that on to everyone who knew you. You will never be forgotten. I send my deepest condolences to the Hart family as you all were apart of my childhood fkr many many years. Love you cuz. Fly high.
    Melissa Corron

  • December 24, 2020
    Tara Marie. Where do I begin. I am so sorry that you felt so alone in your lifes journey. You truly were not, you had so many that loved you more than you ever realized. Our hearts are shattered and our family will never be the same without you. We will think of you and miss you everyday for the rest of our lives, until we meet again. May you rest in peace now that your demons can no longer follow you. I pray that you have found the happiness that you always tried to seek. Watch over your babies, family and friends and keep them safe. Love you forever and ever. Aunt Nancy
    Nancy Roes

  • December 24, 2020
    Tara you will be missed by all of us! Your smile and laugh will be a memory we hold onto forever! Your children know you loved them more than yourself!
    Cynthia Lynn Tucker

  • December 23, 2020
    I just can’t believe this. So sad to read of you passing, love. I’ll remember you for always having such a big heart and for the beautiful artistry you had in so many different ways. And the love you had for your children. May you rest in peace, sweetheart. Love you 💗 Kelly Sue
    Kelly Retaskie

  • December 23, 2020
    So sorry for this loss.cant even imagine wht to say to help you thru this.i hope we can all be joined together in better times.Tara you will be missed
    Susan Harry

  • December 23, 2020
    We’re so very sorry for your family’s loss. Praying for God’s peace.
    Debbie Passno

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