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John Tallman



“Big John” Tallman died November 12, 2012 surrounded by his family at his home in Goldendale.

John was born March 8, 1939 in Goldendale to Ben and Hazel (Glover) Tallman, the second of six children. Except for two years spent living in Yakima John lived his entire life in Goldendale. He was a logger until the logging industry began to fail. He then went to work at the Boise Cascade mill in Goldendale where he worked until it closed. John enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, mushrooming, gardening and his earlier years dancing at the Oasis. Most of all he loved his family and family get-togethers.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ben and Hazel Tallman, first wife Vicki, brother B...

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