Mission Mortuary
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Donald King Tatum

1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Donald King Tatum Obituary
Monterey – Don left on his last journey on August 4, 2014 after a year of declining health. Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, he discovered the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in 1958, when he was
assigned to the Defense
Language Institute. After 30 years of military assignments around the world with the United States Navy and The Defense Department, Don and Marianne returned to settle in Monterey. During the next years he was able to indulge in his passion for travel to new and exciting places, always keeping his passport up to date and his suitcase packed.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Marianne; son, Christopher and daughter, Jennifer; and his beloved little terriers, Fergie and Pippa.
Private burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And until we meet again may God hold you
in the palm of His hand.

Arrangements are by Mission Mortuary,
Monterey. Please visit to offer condolences.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Aug. 10, 2014
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