We are gathered here this evening to honor the memory of Eve Dowell. On Monday morning, Eve was taken away from this community way too soon. We lost a daughter, a sister, aunt, friend, excellent teacher, and an outstanding mother. Unlike many of you, I did not have the opportunity to know Eve personally. But, I was able to have one interaction with her that occurred earlier this year at a BCHS football game. My family and I went to the game and my daughter Natalie ran up to Tara and me begging, "Daddy, daddy, daddy, may I please get my face painted?" We walked over towards the lady who was doing the face painting, introduced ourselves, and found out that her name was Eve and that she was the computer teacher at HES. Eve sat Natalie down and painted a very pretty paw print on her face. And then Natalie looked up at me, beaming from ear to ear, and said, "Do you like my paw print?" Natalie was glowing. So, I took her picture, put it on Facebook and, as a result, many people started commenting on the beautiful picture of my daughter.
Tara wears several hats; wife to Paul, Mom to Natalie and Isaac, Physical Therapist by day, and Noonday Collection ninja at night. Tara cares deeply about helping other women understand their true identities and developing their relationships with Christ. Tara likes to read, cook, and learn about all things Disney.