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Albert Willam Tanner


1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Albert Willam Tanner Obituary
Albert William (Bill) Tanner, 81, died on December 3, 2014 in Loveland, Colorado from complications following neck surgery. 

Bill was born in Fort Morgan, CO.  He was raised in northeastern Colorado and Wyoming, and spent most of his childhood in Wiggins, CO where he graduated from high school.

He attended Northern Colorado University in Greeley receiving Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education.  He married Nancy Knight in 1957 and the couple, given the choice of employment in Hawaii or Alaska, chose Alaska making Anchorage their home.
   
Bill had a 30+ year career with the Anchorage School District, advancing from fifth grade teacher to elementary school principal, director of personnel, and assistant superintendent before retiring as director of facilities/maintenance in 1989.

Bill and Nancy then moved to the family cabin in the Rocky Mountains. This became a base of operations for their travel to all parts of the USA in their RV, and many cruises and tours throughout the world including Antarctica…twice.  After Nancy's death in 2004, Bill continued to travel and enjoy his trips to Black Hawk to play the slots, though not often enough, as he would tell you.

Bill was preceded in death by the love of his life, Nancy. He is survived by his daughter, Julie Stephens and her children William and Kate, of Anchorage, son Eric Tanner and his children Jeff of Anchorage and Jennifer of Missouri, and son Scott Tanner of Florida. He recently reunited with his brother Bob Tanner and wife Dodie of Iowa. He also leaves behind his beloved canine companion, Charlie.

The family wishes to thank Bill's many friends and neighbors in Glen Haven and Estes Park for their love and support.

At his request, there will be no service or memorial and his ashes were joined with Nancy's and will be spread on the hills behind their home in Glen Haven at a later date.
Published in Estes Park Trail-Gazette on Jan. 20, 2015
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