Tamra Marie Felix Gronseth was a beloved wife and mother. Growing up along Bayou Black in South Louisiana, Tamra was deeply spiritual; she raised her family in the Roman Catholic faith, and their heritage extended way back to the first Acadian French Cajun settlers.
She was especially close to her father Tony, who taught her patience, determination and to always focus on the good in everyone. In her father’s footsteps, Tamra put family first, always. She worked extremely hard to provide for and raise two children with her husband Edward, the love of her life and enduring partner over the years. Both in difficult times and in times of plenty, their love and mutual respect created a solid foundation with which they would build a beautiful life together.
You could always count on Tamra to be the first one on the dance floor when the band starts playing. She would melt over a good cup of coffee and a french pastry, and was never afraid to cry at the movies. She felt at home on the open water, whether it was cruising among Alaskan glaciers or getting lost along the canals of Venice. She would often take us to an art gallery and when you ask her why she liked a piece she would just tell you she loved the colors.
She wore bright pink and would laugh with her whole heart and soul, and perhaps because she carried Splenda in her purse at all times, Tamra always knew just what to say to make anything in life a little bit sweeter.
She sacrificed so much for others, but as tough as she was in spirit and will, Tamra was always quick to smile and share a laugh that sparkled. The strength and authenticity of her love, magnetic energy & optimism built enduring and treasured relationships that lasted for decades. The simple truth is that she was loved by every single person that met her. It was somewhat poetic that she carefully crafted jewelry of precious gems and stained glass artwork for her loved ones, because they brought light and color into a room, just like her.
This year, in 2020 she moved to Nevada with her husband to be closer to family and enjoy the warm sunshine of the beautiful Southwest. It was here, on November 8th in the last fleeting glimpse of summer sun that our Tamra passed peacefully and without pain, surrounded by family.
She is survived by her husband Edward C. Gronseth, daughter Heather Elizabeth Gronseth Kemp, son Byron A. Gronseth and grandson Carson Kemp, brother Terrell Felix, son-in-law JP Kemp, daughter-in-law Christine Gronseth, and beloved puppies Dixie & Saint.