Louise Tanner

Obituary of Louise J. Tanner

Louise J. “Lou” (Caulk) Tanner, 63, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, with her loving family by her side.

Funeral services will be at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13th at Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at a visitation following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home. Interment, with full military honors, will be held on July 18th at Fairmont Cemetery in Farmers Valley, Pennsylvania under the direction of Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home.

Lou was born July 15, 1958, in Highland Park, Michigan, to Freda (Schwartz) Caulk and Harold Caulk.

Lou graduated high school from Madison High School in 1976. After graduation, she entered the United States Air Force where she proudly served. On July 4th, 1986, she married the love of her life, Timothy “Tim” Tanner, in Wahiawa, Hawaii. In 1990, she was deployed to the middle east where she served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In November of 1992, she received her Associate in Applied Science degree in Electronic Systems Technology. In August of 1996, she retired after 20 years of service as a Technical Sergeant (E-6). 

After retiring from the military, Lou moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, where she worked at Vetrotex Certinteed and most recently with Driveline Retail Merchandising. 

Lou enjoyed spending time with family and friends, square dancing, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, “messing around” in the kitchen, and most recently camping.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Tim Tanner; daughter, Rebecca Tanner; brothers Charles Caulk and wife Carolyn; and Richard Caulk; sister in-law Joanne Caulk; in-laws James and Eleanor Tanner; sister in-law Jackie and Rodge Vangorder; brother in-law Bruce Tanner and Julie; and many nieces and nephews.

Lou was preceded in death by, parents Freda and Harold Caulk; sister Shirley Domeier; brothers Eugene Caulk; and Marvin and wife Hanna Caulk; and sister in-law Sheila Caulk.

For those desiring, memorial donations may be sent to Texas Teen Scholarship for Square & Round Dancing High School Graduates, c/o Winnie Kajs (2421 Elmwood North Circle, Wichita Falls TX 76308)

A Memorial Tree was planted for Louise
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc. -Smethport
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