Obituary: Tarren Laine Calhoun
September 14, 1990 – October 27, 2022
Tarren Laine Calhoun was born in Steamboat Springs, CO, to Sylvia and Stephen Calhoun of Hot Sulphur Springs, CO. He was the youngest sibling of six, brother to four older sisters and one older brother. Tarren was a father to three exceptional children and a partner to Natalie Burch.
Natalie and her daughter Saphira became a part of Tarren’s life in 2014. In 2017 they welcomed their son, Lane Greyson Calhoun. Tarren loved being a father and showing his son the adventures of the world. He was excited to teach Lane about bull riding, Rodeo, dirt work, and equipment, all the things Tarren loved to do. In 2019 they welcomed another love to their lives, their daughter, Everleigh Amoret Calhoun. She quickly became daddy’s little girl whom he cherished.
Ocean green eyes and sandy blonde hair, Tarren was a looker. He took hold of this world by the horns and enjoyed all that he could in this world. It was wrestling and football in his formative years, but things changed when he got interested in Rodeo. His love of riding bulls started with sheep riding, where he won a belt buckle the size of his dinner plate at a local rodeo. It became his passion, and he started competing in high school rodeos and Little Britches Rodeo, where he won the National Little Britches Bull Riding in 2009. He continued to ride for over a decade, competing in the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association (CPRA) and the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) organizations as he traveled across Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, winning buckles and sharing his smile. After incurring numerous injuries and far too many hits to the head, he wanted to end his career by teaching young riders all he knew about bull riding as well as having respect for the animals. His dreams were to live and work on his own ranch, raise bulls, and teach his kids and other young bull riders the sport. Tarren valued friendship and family most of all.
During his downtime, he developed a craft in beadwork and leather tooling. He made custom belts, armbands, bible covers, wallets, and really anything he could imagine, often combining the two arts. Tarren had a unique way with words on paper. He wrote various encouraging notes, poems, and verses. At times he even enjoyed a discussion on logic, reason, and the meaning of life.
He strived to show patience, love, and understanding each day. He was the teacher in many moments, helping his children to learn and build the admirable values that he possessed. Tarren valued relationships, and his kind heart enveloped everyone that he came in contact with. Tarren would always put himself last, as many fathers do, yet he ensured he was home every night to read books and have cuddles no matter the hours he had to drive to be there. He gave in every way that he could, always did what was right, and acted in the best light he thought a person should. His sweet smile, giving nature, and friendship will be missed by many.
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