Tarr, Janet Belle

Female 1928 - 2015  (87 years)


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  • Name Tarr, Janet Belle 
    Born 28 Nov 1928  Colome SD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Dec 2015  Norris SD Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Janet Belle Tarr was born November 28, 1928, at Colome, South Dakota, the daughter of Otis and Hazel (Hougham) Tarr. She grew up on a farm-ranch six miles southeast of Norris, and attended Kaufman rural school, and later Todd County High School, graduating in 1947. She then attended Springfield Teachers’ College where she earned her teacher’s certificate. She taught at Patricia School northeast of Martin where she met Leonard.

      Janet Belle was united in marriage to Leonard Andrew Hicks on June 1, 1948, in Martin. They made their home in Martin until the summer of 1952, when they moved to her parents’ farm-ranch southeast of Norris. They continued to live and work on that ranch their entire married life. Her husband Leonard preceded her in death on December 30, 2009.

      In the summer of 2012, she moved to the Golden Prairie Manor Assisted Living Center in Winner, where she resided until moving into the Winner Nursing Home in July 2014. In December of 2014, she moved to the White River Nursing Home, where she has since resided.

      She was on the Norris Township Election Board for many years. Janet Belle was a fabulous cook and was known for her fried chicken and milk toast.

      Survivors include one son Jerry Hicks (Nancy) of Norris; four daughters Carol Ann Gibson (Bernard) of Box Elder, Cheryl Paul (Rod) of Miller, Darlene Layh (Glenn) of Winner, and JoAnn Goodman of Rapid City; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, Lance Gibson; Matt (Alice) Gibson and their children, Darrian and Jaden; Stacey (Jay) Coughlin and her children Anika, Carrington, and Emmerson Alfson; Marc (Madonna) Paul and their children, Addison and Hayley; Clint Paul and special friend (Ericca and her daughter Avaya); Tyler (Desiree) Layh and their daughter, Charlotte, Trevor (Haley) Layh; Amber Hicks and her children Coral Baglien, Celeste Hicks, and Anthony and Khloe Hickey; Trisha Goodman; and Kelby and Keegan Hicks; two sisters Peggy Graciano of Washington, and Rosetta Thompson of Montana; one brother-in-law Bud Hicks of Martin; two sister-in-laws Doris Hicks of Martin and Luella Hicks of Buffalo Gap; and a host of other relatives and friends.

      In addition to her husband Leonard, Janet Belle was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers Leonard, Otis Jr., Lyle and Leo; one sister Lucille; a grandson, Shayne Gibson; and a great-granddaughter, Kennedy Alfson.
    Person ID I28594  Hougham
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 

    Father Living 
    Mother Hougham, Hazel Irena
              b. 16 Mar 1898
              d. Mar 1981, Norris Mellette South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F8779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hicks, Leonard Andrew
              d. 30 Dec 2009 
    Married 1 Jun 1948  Martin SD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
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     5. Living
    Family ID F10227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart