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Treva S. Tarkington

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Loving mother, sister and grandmother
Treva Tarkington passed away peacefully at her home in Tularosa on Oct. 30, 2008, after a short, courageous battle with cancer.
Treva was born in Stonewall, Okla., on Nov. 12, 1937, to Susie Magdeline (Hale) Darr and Jesse Faye Darr.
Treva grew up in Premont, Texas, where she met and married the love of her life, William Dewey Tarkington, on June 1, 1956. Treva, Dewey and Johnnie, their young daughter, moved to Corona, Calif., in 1958. Treva was a veterinary receptionist for 17 years at All Animals Exotic or Small in Norco, Calif. When Treva retired in 2003 she had already decided that she was moving to Tularosa so she could be near her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.
Treva was preceded in death by her parents, Susie and Jessie Darr, and her husband, William Dewey Tarkington.
Survivors include her daughter Johnnie Gibbons and husband, Mike, of the family home; one brother, Jesse Darr and wife, Joyce, of Denver City, Texas; one sister-in-law, Carole Elrod, of Tyler, Texas; three grandchildren, Amber Wails and husband, Tracy, of Howe, Okla., Justin Gigler and wife, Cindy, of Alamogordo, and Billy Gibbons, also of Alamogordo; three great-grandchildren, Michaela, Madison and Isaac; and various nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, with the Rev. Lee Underwood officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at a later date at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alamogordo Home Care & Hospice at 1859 Indian Wells Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310 or to the Otero Community Cancer Center at 2559 Medical Drive Suite G, Alamogordo, NM 88310.       
The Tarkington family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. 

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 31 to Nov. 15, 2008
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