Tamara Jean Wagner Mohlman, of Lehi, Utah passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on April 1, 2021. She was 79 years old.
Tamara was born on September 13, 1941 in the small town of Cottage Grove, Oregon to Shirley Virginia Martin, and Ernest Lot “Buzz” Wagner. She spent her childhood years moving between Portland, Oregon and Modesto, California (and everywhere in between).
Tamara graduated from Klamath Union High School in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and later attended Brigham Young University. It was there that she joined the LDS church in March of 1961. She had a complete and everlasting faith in Jesus Christ and in His love and atonement. She willingly served in a multitude of church callings.
Tamara was married to Rex Delbert Mohlman on August 9, 1963 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had five children: Rex David (Diane) Mohlman, Laura Jean (Chris) Mohlman, Andrew Maxwell (Michelle) Mohlman, Jonathan Grant (Leslie) Mohlman, and Timothy Wagner (Jessica) Mohlman. Rex and Tamara divorced in 1989, but remained deep and loving friends.
Tamara graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Art in Political Science. She continued her studies to receive a Masters of Art History from BYU and taught Art History classes at the University level at BYU and UVU, while simultaneously managing the art department at BYU and being a full-time mother.
She had many talents, hobbies, and job adventures. Before working at BYU, She sold real estate, and taught history at both Springville and Orem High School. She loved knitting and sewing, traveling, going to theaters and museums, and collecting amazing art pieces. Anything creative, Tamara was drawn to it with great appreciation. Her main joy was always being with her family.
She was a fiercely loyal friend, mother to all, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
She is survived by her five children and their spouses, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a large number of nieces, nephews, and innumerable friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and many beloved relatives and friends.
Thank you mom for giving us each the best childhood anybody could ever ask for. Thank you for setting an example of kindness and enduring love for each and every person you came in contact with. The world is a much brighter place for the shining light you were, still are, and always will be.
In lieu of flowers, please pick up the phone and call somebody you’ve been meaning to reach out to, and tell them you love them. The days go by quickly, and the small kindnesses can make the difference between someone having a bad day and a wonderful day. Tamara’s favorite quote was: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Life Story Info
Aug 12, 1963
Newlyweds Rex and Tammy moving into their first apartment
Jul 18, 2000
Mom and Jon on a very special day.