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Home arrow Obituaries arrow Obituaries for the day of September 2, 2011

Obituaries for the day of September 2, 2011

Nobles, Tarter, Meyer


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


Gladys Nobles


Gladys Nobles, 79, of Enterprise and Pendleton, died Sept. 1 at Ashley Manor. A memorial will be held at a later date. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Enterprise football program, the Wallowa County Humane Society or the 4-H and FFA programs.

Charles ‘Chuck’ Tarter

Formerly of La Grande

A graveside memorial services for Charles “Chuck” Tarter, 66, who died Nov. 12 in Madisonville, Ky., will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cove Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to attend the service and a gathering afterward at the home of Tessie Tarter Murray in Union.

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.

Bradley M. Meyer



Bradley Milton Meyer, 81, of Elgin, died Aug. 30 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise from injuries sustained in a farming accident. His funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Elgin. A viewing for family and friends will run from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church just prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at Elgin Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

The Observer publishes free obituaries as a community service. Obituaries are edited to fit news guidelines. Photos are encouraged. Paid space is available for families who would like to include more information. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center posts unedited obituaries at www.danielsknopp.com, and Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory posts obituaries at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.


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