Tamara Leah Wilson, 56, had State Farm agency, active in community, proud of her children

By on June 12, 2019

Tamara Leah Wilson, 56, of Ephrata, passed away on June 6, 2019.

Tam was born Feb. 28, 1963, in Coatesville. She graduated from Coatesville High School in 1981; majored in pre-engineering at Wesley College from 1981 to 1982; and graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 1985 with a B.S in engineering and a minor in management.

She married her sweetheart, James (Jim) T. Wilson Jr., on April 23, 1993. They were married for 26 years.

While raising two wonderful children, she also had a full-time career for 32 years with State Farm Insurance Company. Since 2002, she operated her own State Farm agency in Strasburg. Although her formal training was engineering, her true passion was all about helping people. Tam touched hundreds of people through her work, helping families be financially OK when losses occurred.

Her community involvement included: board member at Conestoga Valley Community Center; various committees for Conestoga Valley Education Foundation; president of Swim Team Boosters for Conestoga Valley High School; and board member at Lancaster Aquatic Club. She was fun loving, lived for family, and was so proud of her children.

Tam was preceded in death by her mother: Barbara Wagner Parrott; father-in-law: James T. Wilson Sr; and brother-in-law: Robert Wilson.

Tam is survived by husband: James T. Wilson Jr.; daughter: Catherine Wilson; son: James T. (Todd) Wilson III; father: Ronald Parrott; mother-in-law: Betty Wilson; brother: Ronald and wife, Joanne Parrott; sister: Rhonda and husband, Terry Schwarz; sister: Rebecca and husband, David Dinius; eight nieces and nephews; and four great-nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Travis Manion Foundation, dedicated to helping veterans, at 164 E, State St. #1, Doylestown PA 18901, or online at donate.travismanion.org; or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org, in memory of Tamara Leah Wilson.

Online condolences may be entered at SnyderFuneralHome.com.

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