Lily Rose Tanner

Lily Rose Tanner was born April 15, 1927 in Gray, Okla. the daughter of Oliver Dennis and Essie Rebecca (Wells) Whitmarsh. She passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Vista Grande Inn at the age of 85.

Surviving Lily are her children, Dale Tanner of Cortez, Becky Waterman of Dove Creek, and Darlene Lewallen of Aurora, Colo.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and her siblings, Willie Jo Freeman, Iva LaFaun Freeman, William Beni Freeman, Edith Lenore Williams, Elsie May Sanchez, and Patricia Ann Conn. Lily was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held.

Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.