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Dorothy B. Tanner


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Tanner, Dorothy B.



Dorothy Barta Tanner, 83, of Mesa, AZ was born in Dallas, Texas on March 9, 1932 to Alvin Barta and Lillian Christine Milata. She passed away peacefully on December 29, 2015. Dorothy grew up in Dallas Texas and attended North Dallas High School. She met and married Jimmie Mack Tanner in Dallas, Texas in 1950 and lived in Texas, Kansas, CO, CA, New Mexico and Arizona.

She had several different careers from in home daycare to managing JC Penny catalog department and market research on the Native American Reservations of New Mexico. She was an avid genealogist for many years researching her family history and helping others as well. She traveled with Jim in their RV researching and meeting many distant relatives. Dorothy loved to garden, sew, and shop garage sales.

Dorothy was predeceased by her oldest son Bruce W. Tanner on December 22, 2015. She is survived by her husband Jim of 65 years; their children Vickie E. Stoddard, Steven L. Tanner and Patricia K. (Kathy) Slames; and her sister Marianna Marchio Vaughn. She has four grandchildren, Lori Ebert and Brian Ebert, Matthew Slames and Chris Slames; as well as two great-granddaughters; three nieces and many grand-nieces and nephews.

A private memorial for Dorothy and Bruce will be held by the family at a later date. A special thanks to East Valley Hospice for the care and comfort provided.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 10, 2016
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