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Ernest Vartan

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Ernest Vartan, 77

Ernest Vartan, 77, of Bull Shoals died Sunday evening, October 2, 2011 at his residence.

He was born December 1, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, son of Joseph James Vartan, Sr.and Fenalla "Nalla" Ophelia Vartan. He married his wife Evelyn on February 15, 1952 at Torrance, California. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum in 1995 after a successful career as a press operator.

Ernie and his wife Evelyn moved to Bull Shoals from Norwalk, California in 1996 and spent many happy years traveling in their motor home and enjoying the peace and quiet of Bull Shoals Lake on their pontoon boat. Ernie loved it here, cooking, puttering in the yard with his tomato plants and enlarging their home to create family spaces for when his kids would come to visit. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bill Vartan, and a sister Kathy Rittinghaus.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn of Gassville Nursing Center; a brother, Joe Vartan of Fontana, Kansas; two sons, Gerald (Candy) Vartan of Mountain Home and Dan (Cindy) Vartan of Alta Loma, California; two daughters, Janet (Marty) Piontkowski of Huntington Beach, California and Debbie (Rick) Wright of Athol, Idaho; and many much loved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Bill Hughes officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

Published in Baxter Bulletin from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2011
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