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Eva Darlene Tanner

St. George

Eva Darlene Gragg Tanner of St. George, Utah, returned to her Father in Heaven September 18, 2015. Eva was born to Alta Pearl Kelley and James Everett Gragg in Guthrie, Oklahoma on February 27, 1931. She married the love of her life Horace "Ace" Jay Tanner on June 2, 1948. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple on September 10, 1977. Together they raised two children Edward Glenn and Susan LeAnna.

Eva grew up in Winslow, Arizona where she met Ace outside of a local store and fell in love at first sight. In her earlier years she was a Teletype operator for the Santa Fe railroad. She lived most of her life in Arizona and California before Ace retired and they moved to St. George. Eva was active in the LDS church. She thoroughly enjoyed working in the nursery where she served for the past 15 years. She loved missionaries and helped financially to support 27, most of them without even knowing. She loved to have fun, play games, ride roller coasters, go boating, and ride four wheelers. She taught all of her grandkids how to swim and roller skate.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers Robert Gragg and James Gragg, and her husband. In addition to Edward and Susan, she leaves behind her daughter-in-law Jeanne Tanner, son-in-law Robert Goodman, 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bloomington Hills 3rd Ward Chapel, 1222 East Brigham Rd., St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Friday evening, September 25, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George, Blvd. and prior to services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will be at the Tonaquint Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.



Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2015
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