Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors

1010 Bering Drive, Houston, TX


Adele Tarkington

January 10, 1938April 14, 2020

Oma Adele “Dillie” Oberg Tarkington went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, the 14th of April 2020, after a tenacious battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born on the 10th of January 1938 she lived her life forging through any obstacle with grace and perseverance.

She was an amazing scholar graduating from Lamar High School in Houston at sixteen years of age. She went on to attend Colorado Women’s College and University of Colorado and then received a law degree from University of Houston when she was still too young to sit for the bar exam. After staying home to care for her proudest accomplishment, her three children, she served as a Land Administrator for Anadarko. She will be remembered for her love, wit and intelligence.

Dillie is preceded in death by her son, Stanford Tarkington; her father, Stanford “the Big Swede” Oberg; her mother, Ida Pearle Kinkead Oberg; her brother, Paul Oberg; her sister, Florence Oberg Sanders and her son-in-law, Cliff McGee. She is survived by her children, Travis Tarkington and Molly Tarkington McGee; her grandson, Stanford Trace Tarkington; her sister, Ida Pearle Oberg Jeffers and many other family and friends that will remember her for the loving, bright and selfless person that she was.

Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Adele from one o'clock until two o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 29th of May 2020, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

A memorial service is to be conducted immediately following the gathering and sharing of remembrances at two o'clock also in the Jasek Chapel. Those who are unable to attend may stream the service from Facebook Live by selecting the "Join Livestream" icon in the "Livestream Service" box below. (Kindly note that a Facebook account is required for access).

Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent grand foyer.

Prior to the service, the family will have gathered for a private interment at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to Cal Farley Boy’s Ranch, 601 W. 11th, Amarillo, TX 79101; or the charity of one’s choice.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, May 29, 2020



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Joy Davis

May 25, 2020

Ida Pearl, We send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. The Class of Lamar High School 1953

Holly Bauerschlag Wood

April 30, 2020

Dillie was such a thoughtful and strong woman. She called me years ago to reconnect and let me know of unclaimed state funds for W Tarkington, my grandmother’s brother who willed her his estate. My deceased parents, Walter(Billy’s cousin) and Maybeth Bauerschlag, were friends, and I remember Stan’s passing was just so difficult for us all. I was a child at the time. I’m so very sorry for your great loss. Her sweet spirit will truly be missed. If you need family history info on the Tarkington family, I have researched a lot. Feel free to contact me.
With love,
Holly Bauerschlag Wood

Lucy Oberg Olson

April 23, 2020

When we traveled from my home in St. Louis for Christmas or for
summer vacation, one of the highlights of our visits with my parents was seeing my cousin, Dillie, and her family. Her friendliness and hospitality were unequalled. Through the years
she continued to be a helpful and loyal friend. She and her family
made many milestones in my life memorable. She was there for
me when both of our mothers were in nursing homes and for my
mother and father's burials in Houston. She helped me stay in touch with other family members and arranged for her daughter,
Molly, to sing at our daughters' weddings. She was a lively and
bright light in my life whose memory I will always treasure. I remember her as a very happy soul and an important person in
my life. With love to Dillie. Lucy Oberg Olson

Betty Whitehead

April 20, 2020

Dillie was my aunt, sister (by other parents), and close friend. I have many fond memories of her. We celebrated her retirement with a trip to Alaska in 1997. RIP Dillie, I love you, and will miss you, until I see you again in Heaven.


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