Tarter, Alvin Hansford – Obituary

Pine Valley, Oregon

Alvin Hansford Tarter, 96, a former Pine Valley resident, died at his home in Medford on Nov. 17, 2004.

His graveside service was today at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway.

Alvin Hansford Tarter was born on Oct. 26, 1908, at Baker City to Frank and Laura Daley. Alvin was raised by Hansford and Myrtle Tarter. He spent his first few years at Copperfield, then later moved to Carson where he was raised and went to school.

Alvin married Edith Robertson in June of 1926 at Baker City. They lived at Carson and had two children, Alvin Dale and Galen Robertson. Alvin and his wife bought the ranch from his father and made their home on the 60 acres.

Alvin drove freight wagon, ranched and farmed his property for many years, and operated a sawmill on his lower property. After the death of his wife, Edith, Alvin moved to Medford to be close to his son, Galen, and his family.

Alvin worked for the Rogue River National Forest Service on the road crew in Medford until his retirement in 1975. He enjoyed visiting his son, Dale, and his family at Scappoose and making frequent trips to his ranch in Carson. Alvin loved being in the outdoors, wildlife, his garden and his grandchildren.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edith; and eldest son, Dale.

Survivors include his son, Galen Robertson Tarter, and his wife, Marian, of Medford; six grandchildren, Gary Tarter of Portland, Paul Tarter of Richland, Rod Tarter of Halfway, Gaylen Dennis Tarter of Medford, James Alvin Tarter of Sacramento, Calif., and Gale Tarter Smith of North Bend; 12 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions from friends or family will be donated to the Assisted Living Home, Granite Peaks, under development at Halfway. Contributions may be made through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 26, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 10 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/oregon/tarter-alvin-hansford-obituary.htm - Last updated on Oct 7th, 2011


Categories:
Topics:
Locations: , , , , ,
Surnames:

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.