Frances Ann Charlock Tarris
BELLINGHAM, Wash. • Frances Ann Charlock Tarris, 57, of Bellingham, Wash., passed peacefully from this life Thursday, July 9, at Doey Hospice in Maryland to her heavenly home, with her husband Paul and cousin Donna Merlina (Ron) by her side, after a five-year battle with cancer.
She was the daughter of MCBM George Charlock and stepmother Shirley of Harrisburg, Pa. Her mother, Julia, is deceased.
She was born March 22, 1963 in New London, Conn.
She graduated from North Schuylkill High School and dipped ice cream as her first job in Gordon, Pa., while attending college. She went on to become a manager for Lane Bryant and also worked with the mentally challenged in Lavelle, Pa.
Her dog, Ebony, was the love of her life until she met Paul. They moved to Bellingham, Wash., from Frackville where she grew up.
She was a “people” person and eventually got a job at Lowe’s where she worked until she got sick.
For two years, she struggled to regain her speech and her living skills. She wasn’t able to return to Lowe’s to work but that didn’t stop her from serving the Lord she loved dearly. She volunteered at women’s shelters, the mission and anywhere she could, riding her beloved bike everywhere. She loved life and people, always had a smile and a kind word for all.
She lived in Berrysburg for a month. She is greatly missed.
Surviving are her brother, George M. Charlock of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; half brother, Joe Coyle of California; half sisters Mary Merwin of Niantic, Conn., and Regina Katulus of Shenandoah, Pa.; stepsisters, Rhonda Gonder of Lykens, Pa., Gina Middaugh of Pensylvania, Robin Strauser of Carlisle, Pa., and Jessee Reed of Northumberland, Pa. Her best friend, Tori Skinner, was always there for her in Bellingham, Wash.
Paid by Shirley Charlock