Tamara was born in OKC to Marilyn (Weaver) and Lawrence L. Benedict. She is preceded in death by her father. Tamara is survived by her mother; sister, Teresa G. Arthur and husband Mike; brother, Lawrence L. Benedict, Jr. and wife Sherry; niece Ashleigh N. Lee and husband Brent; nephews Ethan L. Benedict and Braden H. Benedict; great niece Gabrielle E. Lee, and many other family members and friends.
Tamara graduated from Francis Tuttle Vocational Institute as a respiratory therapist. She worked as a respiratory therapist at Mercy Health Center, Horizon Specialty Hospital, and Bethany's Children's Center. She had also attended the University of Central Oklahoma.
She was a member of the Quail Springs United Methodist Church.
Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel at Buchanan Funeral Service on Wednesday January 11th, at 2:00 pm.