Tara Lynn Boland


April 10, 2014

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Tara Lynn Boland, 38 years old, of St. Louis, MO. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church , on Thursday, April 10, 2014, surrounded by her family at Mercy Hospital after a prolonged battle with breast cancer. Tara was born in Memphis, TN on September 18, 1975. After graduating from the College of the Ozarks, she subsequently obtained a nursing degree from Cox College of Nursing and began a career as an ER nurse. She married Dr. Matthew Boland in San Diego, CA on June 5, 2004.

Tara is survived by her husband and four beautiful children; father and step-mother, Glenn and Maria Yandell; mother, Donna Yandell; grandparents, John and Mary Goe and Betty Yandell; sisters Shanna Shirreffs and Adrienne Yandell; mother-in-law Mary Kay Boland; brothers-in-law Erik Shirreffs and Patrick Boland; sisters-in-law Tracy Boland, Megan Moris, and Margaret Johnson; many specially loved nieces and nephews; and numerous beloved friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 14th from 4:00 8:00 p.m. at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, MO. Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 15th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church, 1971 Dougherty Ferry Road, Kirkwood, MO, followed by a private burial.

Tara touched the lives of thousands of others through her honesty, generosity, and vivacious spirit. With the help of dear friends, she founded the TaTa Sisterhood Foundation to aid and support other area women with triple negative breast cancer. No flowers or other memorials, please. However, gifts to her foundation are greatly appreciated. Go to www.tatasisterhood.org to donate.