Faces of Suicide

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Craft, Tamara Lynn
14 May 1958 - 30 March 2009
Mesquite, Texas, USA

Our Remembrance
She had a smile that could brighten any room. Her pride and joy, were her two puppies. She spent all of her adult life, 33 years, from the age of 17 until her death at age 50, working as a manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. When we found her body, we soon realized that those she cherished the most were the reason she chose to shoot herself in her heart, displaying a truly broken heart. The following poem was composed by a coworker of hers and thus engraved on her bench at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas:
"A Rose Amongst Thorns"
She had a smile that could brighten
The darkest of skies
Could bring cheer to our day
With her sweet shining eyes.
A rose amongst thorns
A smile amongst frowns
A good friend in the ups
A better friend in the downs.
One in a million
Was her warm caring heart
Her generous nature
She's gladly impart.
She was so lovely
And loving and kind
She'll truly be missed
By those of us left behind.

She was such an organized person. The day her body was found, we also found post it notes attached to every drawer, cabinet and room in her house, explaining what was to be found in that particular area. She had written a 4 page letter explaining to us how her puppies loved to be cared for. How she would wrap them up in a heated towel after their weekly bath. Two days before she took her like, she went to her work and cleared out her desk, took her puppies to the vet (where she told them goodbye for the last time), washed her car, and gave away some of her post prized possessions. If we had only seen the signs that this was the end, but we had no clue. So sis, I want to say, I love you, I miss you, and I understand the heartache you were going through. I know you are with dad and Billy looking down on us. We will never forget you. We will love you forever, your sis.