Warren E. (Bud) Tarrh died peacefully at the age of 101 on January 19, 2022.
Warren was born July 19, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan to Herbert P. and Dorothy Lowery Tarrh. When he was a child, his family moved back to Terre Haute to weather the depression and reunite with family and friends. From that point on, Terre Haute was home.
Following graduation from Wiley High School in 1938, Warren served in the United States Navy, Amphibian Force, from 1942 to 1945. Upon completion of his military service, he returned to Terre Haute and was employed by the Milwaukee and Penn Central railroads. On April 21, 1945, he married Alice Schwartz Tarrh, a lifelong resident of Terre Haute. They remained married for more than 65 years until her death in 2011.
After retiring, Warren remained active in the community. He was a lifelong member of Breden Memorial United Methodist Church. For over 19 years, he was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Terre Haute Chapter 1009, and he was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 972.
Survivors include his daughter, Julia Tipton of Terre Haute, and five grandchildren: Julie Morgan Hooper (Rob) of Kensington, California; Christina Albright Brough (Gary) of Brownsburg, Indiana; Emily Tipton Dean (David) of Litchfield Park, Arizona; Benjamin Tipton (Maribel) of Goodyear, Arizona; and Samuel DeGraw of Greeley, Colorado. Other survivors include six great grandchildren: Allison Dean, Nathan Dean, Garrison Brough, Avalyn Brough, Pablo Tipton, and Sophia Tipton. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marilu Schwartz, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, and two daughters, Jennifer Morgan and Theresa Jane DeGraw.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Harrison’s Crossing for their patience and care in the final years of Warren’s life. The family also thanks the staff at Cannon Inn for providing such a happy and caring home for Warren in the years following his wife’s death. Special thanks to the staff of SouthernCare Hospice, including Amy Howard, his registered nurse case manager, as well as Angelina Caddell and the other home health aides who cared for him. Finally, our thanks and gratitude to Angela McCullough and Carolyn Jo Brown for their friendship, care, and kindness during the final months of Warren’s life.
In lieu of funeral services or flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in his honor to the 14th and Chestnut Community Center, 1403 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807.