OBITUARY

Donald Floyd Tanner

November 30, 1942March 15, 2021

Donald Floyd Tanner, 78, of Bella Vista, CA. was born November 30,1942. He Passed away peacefully March 15,2021 with his Daughter and Son by his side. Don was born in Gillette, Wyoming to Floyd Elroy and Fern Beulah Williams Tanner. He attended high school in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Don joined the Navy in December 1959. He was stationed at Mare Island Naval Base in Vallejo, CA. He hadn’t been there long when he met the love of his life JoAnn Martinez of Anderson, CA. On February 11,1961 they were married. Don served in the Navy until December 1963. Upon leaving the service, he and JoAnn settled down in Anderson, CA. Where they bought their first home. A couple years later Don and JoAnn started their family. They had 49 wonderful years together until her death in 2010. Don never remarried. 1971 Don met,Howard Taylor, owner of Taylor Motors. It was then that a salesman was born... It has been said, “Don could sell ice cubes to Eskimos”. Don worked for Taylor Motors for more than 20 years. . In 1975 Don and JoAnn bought a ranch in Bella Vista. This was the home where they raised their two children and built a lifetime of memories. In 1982 Don and Joann bought the Bella Vista feed store which increased their involvement in the community for years, even after they sold it. Don was a loving husband and father he was involved in everything his family did. He was a baseball coach, a chaperone for dances or a parent on school field trips. There was never a dull moment when Don was around. He is survived by his daughter Kymberly Tanner; son Troy and (Marci) Tanner of Redding. His 3 grandchildren Zackery, Bryston, and Madison Tanner, and his great granddaughter Gracie Tanner. He is preceded in death by his two brothers Spike and Bill Tanner, and his sister Patsy Tanner Bunney. Celebration Of Life Services are scheduled for 12:00 Noon on Saturday April 10, 2021 at Lawncrest Memorial Park. Reception to follow at Dry Creek Station in Bella Vista, CA. Flowers may be sent to Lawncrest, 1522 E. Cypress Ave., Redding, CA on Saturday before Noon or Friday the day before. Thank you.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Reception

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

Memories

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Irene Weagant

March 21, 2021

Prayers and Blessings to the family, especially Kim and Troy. I know Donnie will be missed by so many.
Love, Auntie Irene

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY