September 28, 1986 - June 15, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Amber Christine Tarbox (nee Buechter) announces her passing after a valiant battle with cancer, on Monday, June 15,2020 at the age of 33 years old. Amber will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Grayson Tarbox, her parents, Ann and Mark Buechter, her sister, Chelsea (Ben) Auton , her brother, Nathan Buechter, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Brooke and Lawrence Tarbox, her sisters-in-law, Drew (Joseph) Hausen , Morgan (Adam) Petty, and brother-in-law, Adam Tarbox. Amber will also be forever remembered by her grandmother, her nine nieces and nephews, her numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and dear friends. A native of St. Peters, Missouri, Amber attended All Saints Grade School. She graduated Valedictorian from St. Dominic High School. Amber attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and graduated Cum Laude with a BS Degree in Political Science and a BA degree in French and French Translation. After graduation, she went on to teach English in France for a year. She returned to earn a law degree from Brigham Young University. She was a senior editor of The Law Review while attending BYU Law School. She went on to do a law externship in Tahiti. While in law school, she married her soulmate and best friend, Grayson. They lived in Provo, Utah where Amber flourished first as a bailiff and law clerk for Utah 4th District County Courts and then practiced family law at Howard, Lewis & Petersen PC. While she enjoyed her work there, she felt inspired to give back to the community by working as an attorney for Utah Homicide Survivors, a non-profit agency advocating for homicide victim’s rights. She and Grayson were active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Amber loved learning. She was intelligent and was very competitive with her equally brilliant husband, Grayson. She loved to read, play games, hike and explore all the beauty Utah had to offer. Amber was a fighter. When she was faced with adversity, her determination, bravery, and true heroism got her through. Cancer may have taken Amber at a very young age, but Heaven is blessed to have her amazing spirit and soul. We will carry on Amber’s legacy by treating others with the kindness and love that Amber showed for all that knew her. Amber would not have wished to put anyone at risk of infection during the pandemic, so only a simple prayer service with immediate family members was held. We hope that those who knew Amber will post stories, photos, or videos as a memorial, to be gathered into a book of remembrance. A celebration of life will be planned after the pandemic is more fully under control. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Utah Homicide Survivors or other similar non-profit advocating for equal justice, or to cancer research, for example The American Cancer Society. Or If you wish, to Amber Tarbox’s GoFundMe page to help with the immense medical bills that only a long battle with cancer can bring.
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