Tara Hanson, 27, Billings, Mont.

Published 9:46 am Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tara Nichol Hanson, 27, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Billings Clinic.


She was born July 15, 1984, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Brian and Terry (Radke) Hanson. Tara had her first heart transplant when she was 15. In 2004 she met the love of her life, Angel Alvarado, and they had a son Keegan. She had her second heart transplant on St. Patrick’s Day 2011.

Tara enjoyed 4-wheeling, shopping and many outdoor activities. She was an avid Vikings fan and loved spending time with her family and friends. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother. She enjoyed being the oldest in the family and spoiled her brother and sister.

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Tara was loving, kind, considerate, beautiful, tough and strong.

Tara is survived by her husband, Angel; son Keegan; parents; brother Aaron (Jasmine); sister Leah (Tim); grandparents: Glen and Sandy Vandegrift and Daniel and Judy Hanson; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday. Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Dahl Chapel. Memorials may be made to Tara Hanson Fund, Valley Federal Credit Union. Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlfuneralchapel.com.

Tara will be sadly missed by the people she touched throughout her years.