Eugene Walter Tarble (Old Man) passed away September 5, 2016 peacefully. He was born in Chewelah, Wash. on November 28, 1952 to Walter W. and Flora E. Tarble.
Gene was a very proud, protective and private man. He was intelligent, witty, practical and had a extraordinary sense of humor. His family was the most important thing to him.
Gene attended Chewelah schools graduating from Jenkins High, class of 1971. He worked several jobs in the area before retiring from Alcoa (Mag Reduction D Shift) after 26 years.
He returned to school, receiving his Pharmacy Tech, and graduated among the top of his class. He graduated the same day with his brother Jim (Pharmacy Tech), son John (Toyota Certified), and nephew JK (Journeyman Lineman). He worked a short time at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah.
Gene had a passion for helping people and this showed in the 10 years of service he gave as a EMT/ILS to the Chewelah Ambulance.
Before his passing, Gene worked at the 76 Wandermere for 13 years where he made many friends. Special thank you to Bob and Renee Beale – your visit and calls meant so much to him.
He had a special group of friends in “The coffee club” and felt it was his duty to give all of you a hard time.
Kasie, your Uncle Gene expects you to hoot for his Green Bay Packers!
He was preceded in death by his father Walter W. Tarble (1985); brother Woody W. Tarble (1991); sister-in-law Connie S. Tarble (2010); mother-in-law Theresa R. Houim (2004); and Roger Springer (2004).
Gene leaves behind his loving wife Linda and mother Flora Tarble of Chewelah; daughters Sony Tuggle (Jermaine) of Spanaway, Kristen Mullins (Josh) of Spokane; sons Cody Tarble of Spanaway, John (LeAnn) of Spokane, and Silas Dixon (Pam) of Philadelphia; brother James W. Tarble of Chewelah; sisters Barbara Salois of Chewelah, and Irene Siddons of Spokane; grandchildren Kolai, Tyce, Rozlyn Lee, Anna and Christian; father-in-law Luverene Houim of Spokane; sisters-in-law Josie Bouten (Mel) of Spokane, Theresa Schwartz (Gary) of California; brother-in-law Dean Houim of Spokane; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of life is planned for 1 p.m. on October 1, 2016 at the American Legion, 111 S. Park St. in Chewelah, Wash.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Chewelah Ambulance, PO Box 73, Chewelah, WA 99109.