Vernon Van Tries Tabb
September 2, 1944 – April 4, 2020
Vernon Van Tries Tabb, lovingly called "Van”, unexpectedly passed at home last year on April 4, 2020 in Blaine. He is survived by his wife Carole; son Jared; daughter Koren; brother Craig; sister Tina; and grandchildren Sarah, Jovin, and Leia.
Van lived in Broomall, PA where his father worked for AT&T. He went to Marple Newtown Senior High School, class of 1962. He had a B.S. degree in business administration/marketing at Drexel University, class of 1967. He married in Ft. Sill, OK on August 1, 1969. He was a U.S. ARMY veteran 1LT, serving in military intelligence, December 1967 – November 1970. He was also a former assistant superintendent / cost controller at Wood Bros. Homes, February 1972 – January 1980 in Denver, CO. He also studied civil engineering at University of Colorado Denver, 1983 – 1985 and was the former records manager at City and County of Denver (Stapleton and DIA airports), May 1980 – January 2008 in Denver, CO.
Van could usually be found dancing to live music every summer Sunday at the Beach at Birch Bay with close friends. He was very active with The American Legion Post #7 in Bellingham and any donations can be made there in his name at
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