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Emma Lou Tacker

Aspen native Emma Lou Tacker died March 1 at her home in Carbondale. She was 67 years old.

Tacker was born Oct. 8, 1935, in Aspen. She graduated from Aspen High School in 1954, then met and married Elbert Tacker of Carbondale on Feb. 19, 1954. They lived in Aspen for the next 35 years.

Her husband retired, and they moved to Carbondale. She belonged to the Eastern Star (FOE). The love of Tacker’s life was her husband, children, grandchildren, other family and friends, cooking and being a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband; son Ken and wife Debby and their three daughters, Kendra, Felicia and Desiree; son Eddy Tacker; daughter Tammy Ziegler and her three sons, Jimmy, Justin and Johnny; one great-grandson; siblings John “Bud” Strong of Carbondale, Irene Hartman of El Jebel, Kenny Strong, Walter and and Lynne Strong of Clifton, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Tacker was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma Louisa Strong, sister Jeanne Lauck and brother George “Mickey” Strong.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Red Butte Cemetery in Aspen. A reception will immediately follow the service.

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

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