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Obituary: Tarr, Stuart “Stu”

SUNDAY, JAN. 5, 2014

TARR, Stuart “Stu” February 26, 1959 - January 2, 2014 Stuart died Thursday after suffering a long battle with Sarcoidosis.

He was born to Captain and Mrs. Roger Tarr in Colville, WA, when they were serving in the United States Air Force.

The military moved the family to many bases over the years and finally retiring in Spokane in 1972.

Stuart graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1977.

A 19 year career with Costco followed but was ended for medical reasons.

He was talented in making things from scratch or making things work.

A motorcycle, sitting on his table, was awaiting final touches to complete.

He built two superstock race cars that his brothers drove and won.

He lowered his Buick so much it barely cleared a mouse, but then his Chevy truck was raised so high you needed a ladder to get in!

The last 5 years were really tough for him as the disease made it very hard to breath, especially on colder days.

That caused him to do projects that could be done indoors.

Many of the projects were providing bicycles for kids in the apartment complex, either repaired ones or in some cases a “new” one, made from two or more ” throw-aways”.

These kids and their parents will sorely miss Stu today, as will all of us.

Stu is preceded in death by an older brother, Mark.

Surviving siblings are Teresa Folden, Spokane, Kim Tarr, Tempe, AZ, Rock Tarr (Jean), Vincent Tarr, Matthew Tarr (Sheri), all of Spokane, Audrie Ruhl, Olivehurst, CA, Alice Martin (Jess) Spokane; and 38 nieces and nephews.

His parents Roger and Yvonne Tarr reside in Spokane and would invite you to consider donating to the Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Foundation, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60601

A Memorial Service for Stuart will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2 PM in the Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park, W. 5200 Wellesley Ave. Spokane, WA.


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