Born on April 3, 1970 in Charleston, West Virginia
Departed on July 23, 2021 in Melbourne, Florida
On Friday, July 23rd, 2021, Tara Kimberly Sloan, loving wife of Todd Patrick Sloan, mother of Hunter Benjamin Sloan and Hannah Amorita Sloan, passed away at the age of 51 at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, Florida.
Tara was born in Charleston, West Virginia on April 3rd, 1970. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Joe Cooper and mother, Lanita Ann McDonald. She is survived by Albert Scott Cooper (brother), Richard Hagedorn (brother), Amber Elise Fagerberg (sister), Debbie Shows (aunt), Michael Shows (uncle) and several cousins.
Tara was last employed by Leonardo DRS as a senior buyer. She was a smart and dedicated employee who was never afraid to take on anything. Tara was admired by her coworkers and supervisors, and will be greatly missed. She made the same impact with L3 Harris, her previous employer of 6 years.
In her personal life she was a wonderful mother and wife, dedicated to her husband and children. She loved hanging out with friends and her daughter’s friends. Took them shopping, out to eat and many other fun activities. Her daughter was a competitive dancer to which required travel to competitions. She loved travelling and seeing her daughter do what she loves. Tara had a huge heart and infectious smile that could light up a dark room. Tara was a compassionate person who would stop and buy a meal for a homeless person, which she did on several occasions. She had a level of selflessness that was unmatched. Tara had a huge impact on many lives and will be greatly missed forever.
A memorial service will be decided at a later date for the safety of everyone during the COVID pandemic.
from Melbourne wrote on August 2, 2021:
I worked with Tara @ DRS. She was a kind, generous person, always willing to help. When we return to the office it will be sad to not see her smiling face in the cubicle in front of me. I will keep her in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time. .
from blanchester wrote on July 31, 2021:
I have known the family for years she was like a mother to me I just wish I had kept in touch more often. I love you guys!
from Atlanta wrote on July 31, 2021:
I was friends with Tara in high school. She was a kind, wonderful, fun person - and even back then you knew she would grow up to be the kind of woman, mother and friend who made an impact in all the lives she touched. God bless and keep Todd and the kids during this time of sadness.
from Palm Bay wrote on July 30, 2021:
My most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I will remember Tara as a vey sweet, kind and loving person who loved her family more than anything. She also had a contagious smile. I will say Kaddish for her. I am here if you all need anything.
from Melbourne wrote on July 30, 2021:
I had the pleasure of working with Tara and will miss her greatly. I am at a loss for words with her passing. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. To Tara daughter she spoke about you often and your dancing she was always so proud of you.
from Merritt Island wrote on July 30, 2021:
I worked with Tara at Leonardo DRS, and we often spoke to each other, even during the COVID lockdown. She was extremely kind, and was always willing to provide assistance or support. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Shannon O Connor
from Cumming wrote on July 30, 2021:
Todd, I am so sorry for your loss. It has always been Todd and Tara for as long as I can remember. I pray for you and your family during this sad time. Know that Tara is watching over you guys and she will be with you always.
Shannon O'Connor ( Patrick's sister)
from Melbourne wrote on July 30, 2021:
I loved her so much. She was laughter and mischief and made every day at work so much better! Please let me know if you guys need anything.