Tara Ann Minckler, 47, of Mashpee died unexpectedly on October 21.

She was born in Worcester and lived on Cape Cod most of her life, attending Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School and graduating from Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.

After studying at Blaine Hair School, Ms. Minckler worked as a hairdresser for many years.

She loved animals and nature, enjoyed gardening and had a passion for photographing flowers.

Ms. Minckler leaves her mother, Christine Estey of Marstons Mills; a son, Thomas E. Minckler II of Yarmouthport; a niece, Kayla Proia of Brewster; a half-brother, Greg T. Minckler; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas E. Minckler; and a brother, Thomas O. Minckler.

A celebration of her life is planned for the near future, at a time to be determined.

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