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Tamara DePue
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Tamara “Backpack” DePue

On December 5th, 2017, at the age of 44 years, a one-of-a-kind young woman passed away. Because of this, the world will have less color. She will be sorely missed by her immediate family, motorcycle family, and many friends.

Tamara “Backpack” DePue lived life entirely on her own terms and did not let the challenges of ill health keep her from experiencing life to its fullest. Her first love was her canine companion Bacchus who accompanied her on many adventures on her second love, her Harley Davidson motorcycle. Together they rode many cross-country trips, and road-guarded for Accident Scene Management. Tamara was proud to be a Motor Maid, and she and Bacchus attended the annual conventions and various events.

Tamara enjoyed cooking, especially homemade dog treats, doted on her nieces and nephews, and began planning the gifts she intended to give at Christmas time immediately after the preceding Christmas.

She was a scrapbooker, too. Friends and family members were often gifted with scrapbooks honoring their special occasions, scrapbooks that reflected thought and insight.

Tamara was an inveterate recycler, systematically saving no longer used items for repurposing. Those who loved her were occasionally presented with something she repurposed and perceived they needed, and she was often right.

She loved live theater, good food, Taco Bell, pretty shoes, and a good laugh. She owned her own flaws and dared you not to love her in spite of them. And Tamara was intensely loyal - to her Norwegian heritage, to her brother and sister, to California aunts, uncles, and cousins, and to the friends she acquired all over the country through her love of the open road.

Tamara lived with the knowledge that her life might be foreshortened, but she stated very recently that hers had been a happy one and that she had few regrets. Her relatively short years in this world have indelibly stamped all of those who loved her.

Dear daughter of Rodney (Sharon) DePue and Hope DePue. Sister of Greg (Jill) DePue and Kimberly (Greg) Morrow. Aunt of Kelsey, Brianna, Noah, McKenna, Ryan, Abby and Hannah. Dear friend of Dobe (the late Dozer) Vick, Diane Larson, Nellen (Mike) Treutel and her beloved service dog and companion Bacchus. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Dane County Humane Society, 5132 Voges Rd., Madison WI 53718.

Please Join Us as We Celebrate The Life of Tamara “Backpack” DePue on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at C.C. Riders MC Clubhouse, 1325 Parkside Drive, Madison, WI 53704 from 1 PM - 5 PM. A block a hotel rooms are available at Howard Johnsons, 3814 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704, telephone 608-244-2481. A special room rate is offered until March 31, 2018. Questions? Call Ma @ 608-332-5078.


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14

Apr

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C.C. Riders MC Clubhouse

1325 Parkside Drive
Madison, WI 53704

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