In Memory

Tamara Thiros (Cole)

Homicide August 1, 1999

Submitted by Judy Dennison Wolferts

Las Vegas Sun Obituaries, August 4, 1999

Tamara Leigh Thiros, 53, of Las Vegas died Sunday, August 1, 1999 in Las Vegas. She was born April 17, 1946, in Arco, Idaho. A long-time resident of Las Vegas, she was a retired medical transcriber, accomplished seamstress, and excellent cook.

She is survived by one daughter, Marlo Cole, and her parents, Gus and Virginia Thiros, all of Las Vegas; one sister, Toni McGee of Charlo, Mont.; and one grandchild.

Burial will be in Palm Memorial Park.

Tamara was the victim of domestic homicide. During her 10-year on-and-off relationship with a 35-year-old man, she was repeatedly the recipient of physical abuse and attacks.  Over the years she endured torturous beatings which would ultimately result in her death.  Although she had obtained a Temporary Protection Order just the month prior, her attacker made one last visit to her condo and kicked her again in the stomach and back.  She died of a ruptured bowel. 

For the complete story, read the Sun News article from January 23, 2000 :

The family suggests donations to Safe Nest Women's Shelter, P.O. Box 43264, Las Vegas, NV 89116.

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05/08/15 02:12 PM #1    

Alex Sais (Maton)


Tammy, Sharlene, Kay and I were good friends for a season at LVHS. We had a lot of fun together. I was gutted when I found out about her death. Alex Sais Maton

07/12/16 07:52 AM #2    

Richard (Rick) Karstedt

Plea bargaining 1-10 for killing his girlfiend? What a great legal system we have here..


07/12/16 09:38 AM #3    

Freddy Antonini

So sad 

07/12/16 12:00 PM #4    

Judy Dennison

This article discusses the sentencing.  

07/13/16 12:05 PM #5    

Jean Heywood (Slocum)

Truly sad. In high school days there are some students u just remember them so well Tamara was one of them.I,see her in my minds eye as if it was yesterday. We had some classes together. May she rest in peace.

07/14/16 02:01 PM #6    

Catherine Hunter (Sutfin)

Tamara and I were kindred spirits in high school.  We just clicked although we didn't run in the same circles.  I was devastated when I first read of her death. She deserved so much better.  

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