Kara Jean Spiers, 42, lasting legacy is how she made us all feel about ourselves

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Kara Jean Spiers
Kara Jean Spiers

Kara Jean Spiers, 42, was called from this world Monday, June 13, 2016, to be with God. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., to Lynn Taylor Baker and the late Terrance P. Baker.

It is the rarest of people who cannot be summed up by their accomplishments, of which Kara had many. Instead, her lasting legacy is how she made us all feel about ourselves. Her everlasting smile could brighten the darkest of days. Her infectious laugh could make the worst joke seem funny. Her passion for her children made us all want to be better parents. Her love of charity made us all want to give more. Her mission to serve made us line up behind her so that we could help, too. She gave all she had and asked for nothing in return. Having Kara on this earth, even as shortly as we did, made all who were lucky enough to know her better people. A legacy as rich as this is seldom ever found. The greatest honor of Kara’s memory would be to let someone, anyone know they are loved because that’s what she did for all of us.

Left to cherish her memory in addition to her mother are her husband, Trevor G. Spiers; children, Rhea Lynn Spiers and Ryder Graham Spiers; brother, Timothy P. Baker; in-laws, Victoria R. Spiers, John G. Spiers and Roseli Z. Spiers; and many loving friends and extended family members.

A memorial to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave., Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Hampton Roads Whalers National Pee Wee Hockey Team and the Tidewater Figure Skating Club may be made in Kara’s name at tmcfunding.com.

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