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Taran Arthur Moothart

April 26, 1997 ~ January 15, 2021 (age 23)

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Taran Arthur Moothart, 23, of Baker City, Oregon, passed away on January 15, 2021.  A celebration of his life will be held at a later date, the place and time will be announced in the future.

Taran was born April 26, 1997, to James Moothart and Barbara Rust Moothart - Borello in Baker City, Oregon. He was a very adventurous youngster, fun-loving, and spreading joy wherever his feet would take him. Taran was a Christian and loved Jesus with his whole heart.

Taran attended Harvest School and Church services during his youth.  While attending high school, he worked at the  Main Street Chevron service station in Baker City and welcomed the fatherly advice from his older co-workers.  Taran graduated from Baker Senior High School in 2015.

After high school, Taran worked as a welder. He was an employee at R L Piping and Metal Fabrication, LLC,  working as a highly-skilled welder and was sent by his employer to welding jobs all over the United States.

His artistic talent developed with his interest in tattooing himself and close friends. Taran was a very tender-hearted person, generous with his hugs, and was loving toward his family, friends, and animals. He loved to take his dog Moose to the mountains to shed hunt. He loved nature, wildlife, and the mountains.

Taran loved his family and was very protective of them.  He was happiest when he was out four-wheeling or hunting with his dad and siblings in the mountains and always ready and eager for a new adventure. He lived life to the fullest, and he was a friend to everyone.

Taran was preceded in death by his grandparents Arthur and Jerelene Moothart of Baker City. 

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Moothart Borello of Baker City, Oregon; his father and step-mother James and Tina Moothart of Baker City, Oregon; brothers, Tyler Moothart and Ronnie Borello of Baker City, Oregon; sister, Tarrah Moothart of Seattle, Washington; grandmother, Carla Densley Rust Koplein and grandfather, Michael Rust;  great-grandmother, Lillian Densley.  He is also survived by his nieces, Maddison Wilhelm, Mackenzie Moothart, and nephew, Lincoln Moothart; many loving aunts, uncles, and many cousins. 

Family and friends were a very important part of his life.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Taran Memorial fund at Old West Federal Credit Union, 2026 Broadway Street, Baker City, Oregon 97814, or by sending them to Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR  97814.

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