Tamra Marie Felix Gronseth

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.

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  • I am so grateful to know that Tamra was surrounded by family when she passed. My brief conversations with her only serve to reaffirm the sentiments expressed here. She definitely had “sparkle” and I feel lucky to have met her.

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  • Rusty Epps and Bill Vinci
    November 21, 2020 12:13 am

    Although it was only for a short while, we felt so blessed to have known Tamra. May she RIP.

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  • Moe & Joe, Indianola WA
    November 21, 2020 12:59 am

    Beautiful memories… just like her 💕! What a privilege for us, Moe & Joe, to have had her in our lives, if even for a “few” years. We feel that we know her family personally, because she talked about you an awful lot! She was so proud of all of you and Carson was Apple of her eye! She was the best memaw you could get… don’t ever forget the powerful love she had for y’all! You can proud too!

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  • Robin Stempien
    November 21, 2020 7:58 pm

    Thank you for sending us this beautiful remembrance of Tamra. I loved her and will miss her and think of her always.
    Our deepest condolences to all of you.
    With Love
    Rich and Robin

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  • Carrie Settlage
    November 25, 2020 2:29 pm

    So sorry to hear that the love of Eds life passed away. She was always so kind. May God’s presence surround her family at this time.

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  • David Copenhaver
    November 25, 2020 8:11 pm

    Tamra was an amazing person. She left a wonderfully positive impact on everyone she encountered. She will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to Ed and the family.

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