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Tamara J. Cusick, age 56

Tamara J. Cusick born on August 29, 1967 in Wichita, Kansas, a longtime resident of Bethany Beach, Delaware, and recently Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, peacefully passed away on October 24, 2023.

Tamara is survived by her beloved son Tristan Smyth (Rachel), parents, Edward and Janice Cusick, siblings Travis Cusick, Matt (Robin) Cusick, and Anne Cusick, and nieces and nephew.

Tamara’s love of cooking and sharing with others was manifested in her first cafe, Turtle Beach Cafe in Bethany Beach, Delaware, and then Beach2Bay Cafe in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas.

Tamara’s kind and caring nature will be remembered in the hearts of those closest to her. She was very loved and she loved her friends and family deeply.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Brenda Pasterniak Posted October 30, 2023 1:11 PM

    Sending my prayers and condolences to her parents and family. She will be missed!

  • Kim Smyth Posted October 31, 2023 9:17 AM

    Deepest condolences to the family. May your memories of Tam bring your comfort.

  • Renee & George Mann and Anne Gonzalez Posted December 12, 2023 9:48 AM

    We fondly remember Tam from visits to Bethany Beach. Always enjoyed her smile and wonderful Turtle Beach Cafe.

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