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In Memory of Tala Shoghi

Tala Pearl Shoghi passed away on June 2, 2022, just two weeks shy of her 37th birthday, after a lifelong battle with auto-immune disorders.  Although it was tragically cut short, her tenacity and determination allowed her to live a robust and fulfilled life. Few people knew the struggles and debilitating pain she faced due to her contagious boundless optimism. 

Tala was an accomplished artist with paintings displayed publicly around Austin. She also excelled at swimming the butterfly stroke. In her early twenties she was the fastest butterfly swimmer at Texas Special Olympics. Her favorite swim event was the freestyle relay team. She loved music, dancing, book club and watching shark movies with her long time boyfriend, Zachary Coker.

She was exceptionally dedicated to her family including her parents, Glenda and Majid Shoghi, her brother and sister-in-law Alexander and Irene, and their children Cyrus, Rhodes, Winston and Laskarina. 

A memorial will be held at The Arc of the Capital Area, 4902 Grover Avenue at 11:00 a.m. June 12, 2022, where she thrived as an artist and inspired all who knew her.