Tamara LaRae Stewart, age 46, of Stockton, California passed away on Friday, April 14, 2023.
Tamara was born June 2,1977 in Stockton, California to Janis Villalobos and George Stewart. Tamara graduated from Franklin High School where she was a member of the Women’s Basketball team, and where her jersey is retired. Tamara attended Grambling State University and majored in Education. Tamara was baptized and a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Stockton, California.
Tamara is preceded in death by her Grandmother Ruth Elizabeth Wynn and survived by her Mother Janis Villalobos, Stepfather Al Hernandez, Father George Stewart, Brother Richard Villalobos Jr., Sister-in-Law Janelle Villalobos, and Sister-in-Love Marshelia Parker. Aunts Beverly Davenport, Lori Davis, Hollie Taylor, and Uncle Herbert Wynn and Michael Davis. Nephews Nickolas Villalobos, Kaleb Villalobos, and Niece Atiana Villalobos. Cousins Tara Tarkington, Ronda Preston, Erika Tarkington, Taylor Davis, Kennedyarkington, Uriah Nietschmann, Ronnie Tarkington Jr., Stephanie Wynn, Dyan Wynn, Julienne Tarkington, Blaire Tarkington, Hunter Tarkington, Nicholas Tarkington, Dorian Tarkington, Lamonte Dean, Schwan Taylor, Clarence Taylor Jr., Todd Jones, Tyler Jones, Sabrina Wynn, Herbert Wynn Jr. and a host of extended family members and friends.
Tamara was an avid reader, was well versed in the monarchy and loved history as she would often say and believed that history repeats itself. She loved dancing, karaoke, traveling, cooking, shopping, and family. And no, the party did not start until Tamara walked in because Tamara was the party. Tamara loved sports and remained active in sports as a youth basketball coach for Erika’s girls’ basketball team at St. George’s Catholic School; and wore many hats to support her nephews’ Nickolas and Kaleb’s basketball team at Cesar Chavez High School. Anyone you ask will tell you that Tamara knew something about everything…Sports. Movies. Literature. Politics, you name it, she could hold the conversation. Something else special about Tamara was her ability to connect with every person that she met. Tamara was sunshine and would light up a room. She had this magical way of making you feel like you were the only person in the world. She cared about you and your interest, remembering conversations that she had with you, cheering and campaigning for you. Tamara loved children and they loved her right back. Tamara had no enemies. She had your back no matter what. You knew that Tamara was going to ride with you, you could count on that. She loved her family fiercely and held her close friends dear to her heart and Tamara received all that love right back. Tamara was AMERICA'S MOST WANTED! Everybody wanted them some Tamara. She had enough love for all of us and she gave it to us generously.
Tamara was her Mommas first born. A special relationship that will last forever. Tamara was a beautiful and happy baby and a happy little girl…spoiled rotten and everyone’s favorite. A mother and daughter share a special, permanent relationship. They loved each other deeply and that love will never end. Tamara and her brother Richard will forever share an unbreakable bond. Their relationship is one that is recognized and admired by anyone who knows them. From the age of five, Tamara took claim to her little brother and never let him go. The family will bet money that they are the same person and seriously believe that they have telepathic abilities with one another. Tamara would say “Wonder Twin Powers Activate!” Big Sister, Little Brother. Big Brother, Little Sister…they switched it up when they needed to…’cause that’s just what they do.
T.A.M.A.R.A will forever symbolize L.O.V.E.
We Will Love and Miss You Forever Tam, Tamaloo, Tam Bam, TamRocc, Rock, Rockafella, Cuddy.