Walking On -- Darlene 'Tarz' Reeves

05.30.2018 Dean Rhodes Walking On

Darlene ‘Tarz’ Reeves

Oct. 24, 1939 – May 26, 2018

Tribal Elder Darlene “Tarz” Reeves (Riggs), 78, walked on in peace on May 26, 2018, in her hometown of Grand Ronde, Ore., in the presence of her two sons. She was born on Oct. 24, 1939.

Darlene was a proud Native woman who descended from Solomon and Jenny Riggs. She joined the Navy when she was 18 and was stationed in Bainbridge, Maryland. Upon marrying her late husband, Paul Reeves, they traveled the country driving long haul semi-trucks, residing mostly in small southern Oregon towns.

She loved God and being around her family. In her spare time she loved a good movie or reading a good book. She also enjoyed adding to her shoe collection.

She is survived by her two sons, Keith Reeves and Andrew Tamburino, and two sisters, Iva Fuller and Gloria Fugate. Darlene left behind eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, all of whom brought her great joy.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

A service will be held on Friday, June 1, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Ronde with a viewing at 10 a.m. and a service at 11 a.m. A meal will follow at the Elders Activity Center at the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. There will be a burial service in Roseburg, Ore., at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2.