Gene & Linda Tarver Will Be Remembered By Many Family and Friends

PHOTO: Tarver Family

Gene Tarver-March 29, 1940 - September 8, 2021 • Linda Barbara Williams Tarver-November 8, 1942 - September 8, 2021

Gene Tarver was born on Mar 29, 1940, in Crowley, Louisiana.  When he was a year and a half old, his family moved to California.  Gene graduated from Whittier High School and enlisted in the Air Force on Aug 1, 1963.  

Linda Barbara Williams Tarver was born on Nov 8, 1942, in Santa Ana, California.  She lived in Utah for a short time, and at five years old, her family settled back in California. Linda graduated from California High School.

Gene and Linda started dating in 1960 and were married on Feb 25, 1961.  For the last five years, they have lived in Lake Havasu City, AZ, and visited Phelan, California, often.  In 1978 they moved to Phelan, CA.  They raised five children of their own and “adopted” many more along the way.

Gene and Linda Tarver passed away on Sep 8, 2021, within 12 hours of each other.  They were married for over 60 years.

They are survived by four children: Larry Tarver, Gary Tarver, Dallas Watkins, Jeanna Mills, Joanna Heiber, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was attended by family and friends on Oct 9, 2021, at 11am at Serrano High School’s Varsity Baseball Field and via Zoom.

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