Tara was a wife, sister, fur baby mom, niece, friend, and most importantly an auntie, which she took great pride in.
Tara was born in Lethbridge, Alta., on April 19, 1979, to Pat and Gordon Allred and big sister Jaime. She grew up on a farm at Twin Butte. She loved animals and always had a pet that she adored and took pride in caring for. She thoroughly enjoyed travelling, camping, and just being at home with her fur babies.
Her life was made complete when she married her best friend, Aaron, on Aug. 27, 2022. He was the love of her life and he loved and cared for her deeply throughout the time they had together. They complemented and enjoyed one another, always putting the other first.
Tara’s biggest love besides Aaron was family. Jaime was her rock and they looked after one another after their mom’s passing. They always had one another’s backs and loved each other unconditionally. Jaime’s children were the light of Tara’s life. Courtney, Tasha and Tyler were her sunshine. She cherished them and was so proud to be their auntie. She would move mountains for them and was always there when they needed her.
Tara loved her fur babies; her dogs: Tess, Maggie and Buddy; and her cats: Bandit, Boots and Sam. She also loved doing crafts and cooking. Being home and being a wife was the icing on the cake. Tara had many hardships over the years but always fought hard to overcome them. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone that needed her. She will be missed not only by family but by the many friends she made.
Tara will be reunited with her parents, Patricia and Gordon Allred; her grandparents, Victor and Elmire Sulava and Byron and Mildred Allred; her niece and nephew Caitlin Rebecca Hay and Coal Armstrong; as well as her aunt Angela Sulava and uncle Brent Gunderson.
Tara has left to mourn in her passing: her loving and devoted husband, Aaron Layton; her sister and brother-in-law, Jaime and Jaret Armstrong; her nieces Courtney Allred and Tasha Hay (Glenn Walker) and nephews Tyler Hay (Brie Wilson) and Jesse Hale. She also leaves behind her stepmom, Janet Allred, and in-laws Bryan and Linda Layton and Chris Layton, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Tara will be forever loved and missed by so many.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Homes
Shootin’ the Breeze extends condolences to the family and friends of Taralyn Layton.