Tara Rovig, 33, Minot, formerly of Berthold, died Monday, Sept. 23, in her home of natural causes.
Tara was born June 19, 1980, in Moorhead, Minn., and was adopted at seven weeks of age by Myron and Carol (Heller) Rovig. She was raised on the family farm south of Berthold and attended school in Berthold.
Tara attended Burdick Job Corps for a time and also attended cosmetology school in Denver until returning to North Dakota, where she served the community of Minot as a waitress in various locations. Her dream was to someday finish cosmetology school and work as a beautician. She was a generous person who would cut or color a friend's hair, do someone's nails or share whatever she could with a friend.
Tara was blessed with the birth of a daughter, Mystika, whom she loved with all her heart. They enjoyed swimming and swinging together as well as eating out with family and friends. She was a generous person who loved doing crafts, painting, and decorating her living space. She had a special love for anything that had to do with turtles.
Tara was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Berthold, where she was baptized and confirmed. She will be deeply missed by all who shared in her life.
Her loving family includes: a daughter, Mystika Harlie Sky Wallace, Berthold; parents, Myron and Carol Rovig, Berthold; brothers, Kendall (Lynn) Rovig and Matt (Mystical) Rovig, both of Wahpeton, and Chad (Terri) Rovig, of Parker, Colo.; special foster sister, Alicia Hanson, Minot; grandmother, Edna Rovig, of St. Marie, Idaho; uncle, Marvin (Sandy) Heller; nieces, Candace, Allison, Kayla, Kjersti, Elizabeth, Aubrey and Shayla; nephews, Britt, Connor and Cayden; great-aunts, Gloria (Jack) Steinhauer, Eilene (Mike) Marsh, Merna (Larry) Rude and Gloria (Gary) Fjeld; great-nieces, Cassidy and Kayleigh; and great-nephews, Zachary and Rylan.
Tara was preceded in death by an infant brother, Tory Rovig; grandparents, Harold and Olga Heller and Merle Rovig; sister-in-law, Pam Rovig; and nieces, Caitlynn and Callyn Rovig.
Celebration of Tara's Life: Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, Berthold.
Interment: Wildrose Cemetery, Berthold.
Visitation: Sunday, Sept. 29, from noon to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to: The Mystika Wallace Trust Fund, First Western Bank.
Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).