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Obituaries for the day of September 2, 2011
Nobles, Tarter, Meyer
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
Sept. 4 — Charles ‘Chuck’ Tarter, graveside memorial service, 2 p.m., Cove Cemetery
Sept. 6 — Bradley Meyer, funeral service, 11 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elgin; viewing, 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to service
Sept. 6 — Jack Scott, celebration of life, 11:30 a.m., Elgin Community Center
Sept. 24 — Hobert Nelson, service, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church, 1701 Sixth St., La Grande
Memorial contributions may be made to the Enterprise football program, the Wallowa County Humane Society or the 4-H and FFA programs.
Formerly of La Grande
He lived in La Grande and graduated from La Grande Senior High with the Class of 1962.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Vic and Phyllis Tarter, and brother Nels Tarter.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Retha Tarter of Madisonville; a daughter, Chamala Denny of Pocatello, Idaho; son, Scott Tarter (Hope) of Newbern, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
Brad was born July 24, 1930, in Tacoma, Wash., to Thomas and Lillie Marriette (Bissell) Meyer. He had one brother, Thomas. Brad lived most of his youth in Grand Coulee, Wash. At the age of 37, he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Dec. 27, 1968, he married Valeen Linville in the Idaho Falls Temple where they later had their four children sealed to them for eternity.
Brad and his family moved to Elgin in 1971. He worked for Boise Cascade from 1971 until his retirement in 1992. Brad was a farmer at heart and had a passion for hunting. He was known by his family as the “Great White Hunter.”
Those who knew him say he was a hard worker and found great joy in providing hours of service to others.
Brad loved his family and he loved to tease and have fun with his grandkids, nieces, nephews and friends. He loved sharing his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Valeen; their children, Lori Durbin of Boise, Grant and his wife, Liz Meyer, of La Grande and Keirstin Meyer of Logan, Utah; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Brad was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lillie; mother-in-law, Avis “Mother” Linville; his brother, Tommy; and his son, Little Brad.