Eva Darlene Tanner

February 27, 1931 – September 18, 2015

Eva Darlene Tanner returned to her father in heaven September 18, 2015. Eva was born to Alta Pearl and James Everett in Guthrie, Oklahoma, on February 27, 1931, and married the love of her life, Ace Tanner, on June 2, 1948.

They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles temple on September 10, 1977.  Together, they raised two children, Edward Glenn and Susan LeAnna.

Eva grew up in Winslow, Arizona, where she met Ace outside of a local store and instantly fell in love. In her earlier years, she was a teletype operator for the Santa Fe railroad. She lived most of her life in Arizona and California before Ace retired and they moved to St. George.

Eva was active in the LDS church. In particular, she thoroughly enjoyed working in the nursery, where she served for the past 15 years. She loved missionaries and helped financially to support 27 of them, most without them even knowing. She loved to have fun, play games, ride roller coasters, go boating and ride four wheelers. She taught all of her grandkids how to swim and roller skate.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers, Robert and James Gragg; and her husband. In addition to Edward and Susan, she leaves behind her daughter-in-law, Jeanne Tanner; son-in-law, Robert Goodman; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Bloomington Hills 3rd Ward Chapel, 1222 E. Brigham Road, St. George.
  • Visitations will be held Friday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd, St. George and Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the chapel.
  • Interment will be at the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.


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1 Comment

  • Randys Sister September 25, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Eva will be missed! She used to bring us carrot cake to our office and she always had a smile, a warm greeting, and cheered everybody up when she came in.

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