Tamara Silin Galliher

Tamara Silin Galliher obituaries

Tamara Silin Galliher, 65, Overland Park, Kansas, passed from this world into the loving arms of the Lord on July 17, 2013.

Tamara was born in Salzburg, Austria. She graduated from Westport High School in 1965 and from UMKC with a BA degree in 1974. She worked as Director of Marketing for the Forum Retirement Community in Overland Park from 1989 until 2012.

Tamara was preceded in death by her parents, Tatiana and Paul Silin; and brother, Walter Silin. She is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Kathryn S. Gray (Jerame R. Gray) and Sarah S. Ventola (Patrick J. Ventola); two granddaughters, Tatiana Rosaria Ventola and Flora Adelaide Gray; sister, Linda A. Purcell; nine nieces and nephews and nine great nieces and nephews; and former spouse, James M. Galliher.

Services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (see www.stjude.org or call 1-800 805-5856). Tamara was a dear soul who will be missed greatly by her family and many friends who loved her dearly.

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  1. Betty Patterson

    Tamara was a caring and wonderful friend
    when she welcomed me to the Forum.
    She is missed and loved by all.
    My deepest sympathy to her family.

  2. Linda and Rich Haynes

    We were so sorry to hear of Tamara’s passing. We were good high school friends with Tamara and Walter. We have been in touch intermittently over the years at high school functions for 1964 & 1965 classes. We remember coming to a 64 get together at one Walter’s children’s deli store on Rainbow Blvd. Tamara also arranged a reunion for WHS grads at the Forum and she invited us to attend, which was fun to see some of the older grads. We wish to express our condolences to the family at this time. She was a great person and we will all miss her warm smile.

  3. Cathy Owens

    Tamara was a lovely girl in our Westport class of 1965. We were friends and had good times together. The last time I saw her was at Grunauer’s. She was with her family I think celebrating a birthday. It was probably last July. My husband and I were there having dinner as well and she spotted me. It was such fun to see her and share a moment together again. I am so sorry for your loss. It is a loss for our class as well. She will be remembered fondly by all.

  4. Gerre Wade

    I’m deeply saddened at hearing this news. Tamara and I worked together to “settle in” many of the Forum’s residents. She was delightful to work with and I will miss her.

  5. The Abts/Fogel Family

    Tamara was the first person to welcome us to the neighborhood 18 years ago. She as always friendly and we so enjoyed her and her children. She made everyone comfortable and welcome. We will miss her greatly.

  6. Kay McMahill BOyd

    Tamara and I were high school friends as well as beyond. She and I went to Hawaii, San Francisco. Las Vegas and the
    Bahamas,as very young “chicks” in the early 70′s. I will miss her fun spirit and always happy attitude.

  7. Bob & Barbara Howard

    Sara & family..Although I did not know your Mother, we want to wish you and all of your family our most sincere condolences
    May God Bless her and your family.
    Bob& Barbara Howard….

  8. Walt and Ellie Zuk

    Jim, We were so sorry to hear of Tamara’s death. Our sincerest sympathy to you, Kate, Sarah and their families.

  9. Linda & Dale Latham

    So sad to here this news, Tamara, was such a wonderful person, Our deepest sympathy is with her family.

  10. Margaret LaRose

    I am so sorry to hear of Tamara’s passing. I went to Norman grade school and Westport High School with her and she always had the most wonderful smile. My heart goes out to her husband and children.
    Margaret LaRose

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