Larry “Boe” Tappen, a former employee of the Redlands and Yucaipa school districts, died in the Badlands on Sept. 13, 2019. He was 79.
Born on May 6, 1940, in Saginaw, Michigan, Tappen came to Redlands in 1957 at age 17.
He retired from the Yucalpa Unified School District retired in 1992 after 20 years with the district. Tappen is survived by LouEllen Tappen, his wife of 59 years; sond Darrell Tappen of Redlands and Mark Tappen of Sparks Nevada; daughter Cindy Dostaler of Redlands; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Cortner Chapel in Redlands. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Hillside Memorial Park In Redlands.