Emma Lou Tacker

Emma Lou Tacker died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at her home in Carbondale. She was 67.

She was born to John and Emma Louisa Strong on Oct. 8, 1935, in Aspen.

She graduated from high school in 1954, then met and married Elbert Tacker of Carbondale on Feb. 19, 1954. They lived for the next 35 years in Aspen, then moved to Carbondale upon his retirement.

She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star. The loves of her life were her husband, children, grandchildren, beloved family and friends, cooking and being a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Eb Tacker; sons and daughter-in-law Ken and Debby Tacker, and Eddy Tacker; sister Tammy Ziegler; brothers and sister-in-law John (“Bud”) Strong of Carbondale, Kenny Strong of Colorado, and Walter and Lynne Strong of Clifton; sister Irene Hartman of El Jebel; grandchildren Kendra, Felicia and Desiree Tacker, and Jimmy, Justin and Johnny Ziegler; one great-grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jean Lauck; and brother, George (“Mickey”) Strong.

Graveside services are to be held at Red Butte Cemetery in Aspen on Wednesday, March 5, at 10 a.m.

A reception will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs is handling arrangements.

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