Jerry Edward Roper {8/16/42 – 4/15/16}

April 21, 2016

Jerry was my great-uncle; my paternal grandmother’s brother.  I only met him a handful of times but I remember he was very nice and kind, and cheery.   I am sad for my family’s loss.  -Taja Obituary: August 16, 1942 – April 15, 2016 Almost everybody in Willapa Harbor knew Jerry Roper, primarily because of his […]


Bad day… Hoping Grandma Colleen is at peace

November 25, 2015

Got a call this morning. We already had a Day today having had to reschedule class to this morning we had planned on taking Bronson to Norma’s and getting gone by 9am. We got a call before any of our morning had happened. Grandma Colleen is in the hospital with a swollen heart. Surgery isn’t […]


Steve E. Armington {1943 – 1991}

March 5, 2014

Steve E. Armington (Jul 29, 1943 – Jan 15, 1991) <-Dates not confirmed Steve was my grandfather; my dad’s biological father.  I grew up knowing my dad’s step-dad Ron Beiber as my grandpa and never knew or even met Steve.  I only found out about him, later, after he had passed away. My dad, Ken […]


RIP Gramma Jo

April 21, 2013

My Gramma Jo passed away.  I love her so much.  I miss her already.  Her RIP page is up here.  The tribute video is also viewable on that page. ♥  I have also posted an album with a collection of photos that the family brought together for her funeral on April 21, 2013.  I love […]


Josephine Bertha Enderle {1933 – 2013}

April 6, 2013

Josephine Bertha Enderle {October 6, 1933 – April 16, 2013} Obituary published in the Bakersfield Californian on Sunday April 21st: Josie was called home to Heaven by her Lord on April 16, 2013-apparently there was a shortage of Angels.  She died peacefully surrounded by loving family members.  She was 79 years old.  What a Love story!  […]


Brenda J Bowen Sutton {1954-2013}

January 21, 2013

 Brenda J Bowen Sutton  {1954-2013} In Loving Memory of Brenda Joyce (Bowen) Sutton 1954 – 2013 Brenda Joyce (Bowen) Sutton was born in Roswell, NM on Halloween in 1954. Although she never gave up fighting, mom lost her courageous battle with ovarian cancer on January 21, 2013 in Tow, Texas. Mom was a joyous, fun […]


Alfred H. Makhanian {1932-2009}

November 15, 2009

Alfred H. Makhanian {1932-2009} Al was Taja’s uncle – twice removed – from her stepdads side of the family.  Al was the owner of the Direct Home Shopping Network and owner of Glendale Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Al was born Alfred H. Makhanian on June 19, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA. He passed away […]


Bill Earl Hurley {1933 -2009}

August 30, 2009

 Bill Earl Hurley {1933 -2009} Bill was Taja’s great uncle. Pauline Hurley, his widow, is Taja’s Grandma Josie’s sister. Bill Earl Hurley January 30, 1933 – August 30, 2009 A Memorial Service will be held for Bill E. Hurly, 76, of Coos Bay, (formerly of Bakersfield) at 2:00pm Friday September 18, 2009 at Nelson’s Bay Area […]


Helen Louise Beiber {1920 – 2008}

November 21, 2008

Helen Beiber {1920 – November 21, 2008} Taja’s great grandmother past away at 12:30 on 11/21/08. Helen Louise (Prather) Beiber (1920-2008) Helen Louise Beiber, age 88, passed away in her home on Nov. 21st 2008. Helen was born in Mound City, Mo. The youngest of 12 children to Thomas and Cora Prather. Helen married Robert Beiber […]


Christopher Michael McEntyre {1981 – 2008}

August 20, 2008

Christopher Michael McEntyre {1981 – 2008} Chris died 8/20/08. He was one of my best friends right out of high school.  I always hoped we would get back in touch one day. He had been struggling for some time now with tumors on his spinal cord which severely limited his movement.  He passed away from […]


Dorothy Irene Enderle-Groat {1926 – 2006}

March 2, 2006

 Dorothy Enderle-Groat {1926 – 2006} Dorothy is Taja’s Grandpa Ed’s sister; she is Taja’s great aunt. When I was younger, she lived in Morro Bay and we would visit her every year in her mobile home by the beach. We would go to shell shops, etc. I always remembered her for being very outspoken and stubborn; […]


Jeffrey David Rice {1972 – 2005}

August 17, 2005

Jeffrey David Rice {1972 – 2005} Jeffrey David Rice Sept. 26, 1972 Aug. 17, 2005 Services will be held Friday, August 26, 2005, 1:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Mortuary, 3700 River Blvd. Jeff was taken from us in a plane crash in Pomona, CA, on Wednesday, August 17. In his short 32 years with us Jeff […]


Justine Louise Gamble {1933 – 2003}

September 13, 2003

Justine Louise Gamble {1933 – 2003} Cris’s Maternal Grandmother Justine Louise Gamble Mar. 12, 1933 Sept. 13, 2003 Justine was born at her grandmothers home in Independence, Missouri. Her life as a small town girl ended when she married Bobby Joe Gamble in September of 1952. Following the birth of her first son, Michael Conrad […]