Barb Tarvin, 52, of Astoria, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

She was born March 12, 1956, in Las Vegas to Ray Tarvin and Dorothy Mae Cary. Her father survives, residing at Big Bear Lake, Calif. Her mother preceded her in death.

She graduated from Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego.

Ms. Tarvin was a 9-1-1 operator. She moved to Astoria in 1995.

Family members said she was an animal lover and activist. She loved nature and was an advocate of raw veganism, green smoothies and natural healing.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her life partner, Amy Ritter of Astoria; and a brother, Bill Tarvin.

A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Camp Rilea Headquarters, Auditorium Building No. 7021, in Warrenton.

There will be a private inurnment.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clatsop Animal Assistance, P.O. Box 622, Warrenton, OR 97146, or the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, P.O. Box 1232, Astoria, OR 97103.

Mt. Scott Funeral Home in Portland is in charge of the arrangements.

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