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Reta Pauline Tanner Dissen
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1934
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 2012
Forest Grove
Washington County
Oregon, USA

Reta Pauline Dissen passed away October 16, 2012. Reta, the oldest daughter of Charles and Olive Tanner., was born on the last day of the year in 1934 in Springfield, Illinois. She had one sister, and one brother. She met the love of her life, her buddy, her best friend, and married him September 1, 1953, and they have shared their lives together for the past 59 years. Drawn to Oregon in the early 50s by the allure of the forestry industry of Oregon, they lived in many towns of southern Oregon while her husband worked construction. After their first child was born in Illinois, their four other children were all born in different towns of Oregon. Reta's love and passion in life was her family. She was a stay-at-home mother until her youngest was well into school. She then worked in dry cleaning and as an alterations seamstress, eventually operating her own alterations business. Reta and husband retired and sold their home in the late 90's and purchased an RV and lived a mobile lifestyle for 10 years traveling from Alaska to Mexico and many stops in between. For the last 3 years, Reta and husband have lived in Forest Grove, Oregon. Reta and husband have had 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Reta was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Deborah, and her grandson Jacob. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Lloyd Tanner (1909 - 1996)
  Olive Hayden Hillis Tanner (1912 - 1998)
 
 Children:
  Deborah J. Dissen (1954 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Maintained by: MJH
Originally Created by: J
Record added: Oct 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99705554
Reta Pauline <i>Tanner</i> Dissen
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