|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1942|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 1972|
His mother: Pearl Marie Tanner b. March 7, 1922 d. Jan. 7, 2014 Portland, OR. courtesy of J (#46897785)
Pearl Tanner, known as Bibsey throughout her life.
Daughter of Mary Marie Knighton & Abraham Roy Tanner.
Born on March 7, 1922 in a houseboat near Woodland, WA. And died Jan. 3, 2013.
Pearl and her siblings grew up on the Lewis River in Woodland Wa. Where They lived in a houseboat, and in Saint Helens, Oregon.
Pearl lived in Portland at the time of her death.
Pearl was a care taker at a young age as she helped her blind grandfather and also helped with her younger siblings. She also helped care for her mother who suffered from diabetes up until she passed in 1966. She cared for her brothers Bill & Fred who were all room mates up until the brothers deaths.
She had her own home in N. Portland in the 1960-70's where her son Tommy, and many of her family members lived with her. This was a happy time for her as there was always someone in the house.
Family was number one to Pearl, she had one child Thomas Roy Beebe, who died of cancer at the age of 27.
Oldest of 4 children, sibling to William Roy Tanner, Frederick Roy Tanner, and Beatrice Tanner, who all preceded her in death.
Pearl, was also Auntie to many nieces and nephews, who preceded her in death.
Pearl is survived by her nieces Pearl Boswell, and Christina Morgan, and nephews William Boyd, Isidro Campoverde, Dionicio Paz-Morgan, Wyatt Martinez, and Billy Tanner,
Pearl worked throughout her life in many different jobs. Her last place of employment was at her own little shop called The Little Thrift Store, on W. Burnside at 19th ave. and she loved it. She had planned for many years to have her own little thrift store, it was a dream of hers. It gave her great joy as many of the residents of the area would stop in and chat.
She also worked for The Perry Center Thrift Shop, and for Naideen Leavens for many years, as a. Seamstress and homemaker.
Pearl loved making her native beaded jewelry, she loved arts & crafts and made her own greeting cards, a favorite among those who received them.
Pearl was the holder of all the family lore, and loved to share those stories with younger family members. She loved to reminisce of family and days gone by.
Pearl loved tending to the flowers outside her apartment and feeding the wild raccoons, and cats of the neighborhood until she was no longer able to do so.
She was such a loving and caring woman, who will be missed by all who knew her.
Saint Wenceslaus Cemetery
Created by: Mark and Glorene Stevens
Record added: Apr 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51653196
I love and miss you Tommy. I hope you had a good welcome home for Auntie. She missed you for too long.Love always, Pearl|
Added: Mar. 12, 2014
Hi Tommy, I'm a few days late but wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday.We miss you greatly and think of you often.With all my love, cousin Pearl|
Added: Feb. 11, 2013