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September 11, 2006

September 11, 2001 - Tara Yvette Hobbs

As part of the 2,996 Project, this blog is honoring Tara Yvette Hobbs, who was killed in the World Trade Center Tower 2 by the terrorists who attacked our nation on September 11 2001. She was 31 years old.


She was an employee in the insurance division on Aon Corp, and was on the 98th floor when the airplane struck. Two tributes are posted on the memorial website CNN set up for her

I thank the Lord for you, Tara. You were here for a flicker, but left behind a legacy of love and friendship in all our hearts. We all love you and keep you near us. Reggie Lalanne, partner

You were such a bright star in my life. I am so blessed to have had you for two years in my life. RIP baby.
Lushon Greene, friend

There is also a rememberence of her on the Legacy website.

Tara Y. Hobbs was crowned the "e-mail queen" by her friends. "She kept in touch with everybody -- everybody from middle school, high school, college, work, social life -- through e-mail," said her sister Sherian Hobbs. "She was always planning get-togethers."

And some of her best friends were her brothers and sisters. As the youngest of five children growing up on Long Island, Tara Hobbs was very close to Sherian, the oldest. "When Tara was 8 and I was 16, I took her with me on my dates," Sherian said. "The three of us ate ice creams and walked around in the neighborhood. She smiled a lot, never got into the way, and we didn't mind having her."

When Tara became an adult, she and her sister still belonged to a threesome, but the third person was new: Tara's boyfriend, Paul Lalanne, with whom she lived in Brooklyn. The three planned to open an office for Primerica, an insurance company under Citigroup. The week before the disaster, Tara, 31, who worked in the insurance branch of Aon, received her license to sell health and life insurance. She and Paul were planning to marry next year.

Rest in Peace, Tara

Posted by Tom at September 11, 2006 6:00 AM

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A nice tribute.

Posted by: Kathi at September 11, 2006 11:48 PM

Thank you, Tom. I am still finding more and more tributes to read. Thank you for sharing Tara with us.

Posted by: Anna at September 12, 2006 12:27 AM

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