Obituaries for May 16, 2012

By Baker City Herald May 16, 2012 09:48 am

Marian Tarter

Marian J. Tarter, 79, of Central Point, died May 13, 2012. 

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway.

Marian was born on May 24, 1932, at Halfway to William D. and Edna Heath. She attended grade school and high school at Halfway.

Marian married Galen Tarter on May 24, 1949. They had three children and traveled the world during Galen’s 26 years in the U.S. Navy.

During her travels Marian attended beauty school, was a telephone operator and retired after 26 years at Farm Services in Medford. Her grandchildren absolutely adored her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Barbara; and her brother, William Heath Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Galen; and children, Galen Dennis Tarter of Shady Cove, James Alvin Tarter and his wife, La Deane, of Rocklin, Calif., and Gale Tarter of Coos Bay; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.