English Cemetery ~ Laura LaVerne Riker ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Riker, Laura LaVerne
LAST: Riker FIRST: Laura MID: LaVerne
BORN: 12 May 1913 DIED: 23 Dec 2003 BURIED:  (English Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Airlie, Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon
1920 OR CENSUS - Lavern Tarter (son [sic!], 6y, b OR) 
enumerated with mother Surbrina (44y, b OR, widowed) and 2 siblings, Stephen (21y, b OR) and Charlie (18y, b OR)
1930 OR CENSUS - LaVerne Tarter (16y, b OR) enumerated with brother Stephen Tarter (31y, b OR, single) and mother Surbrina Raines (55y, b OR, divorced)
MARRIAGE - Lornce Riker & Laura Tarter md 12 Jan 1946, Marion Co, Oregon
CORVALLIS - Laura LaVerne Riker, 90, of Corvallis died Tuesday at Park Place Assisted Living in Corvallis.
She was born in Airlie to Henry and Surbrina Amelia (Haight) Tarter.
On Jan. 12, 1946, she married Lornce Everth Riker in Salem. He died Dec. 28, 1984.
She lived in Airlie, Fort Rock Valley, Bend, Independence, Kings Valley, Albany and Corvallis. She was a member of the Evangelical Church of North America. Mrs. Riker played the piano and spoke French fluently. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren.
She is survived by daughter Cleo Brooks of Corvallis, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Charles, H. Guy and Steve Tarter, and sister Elta Sams.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Old English Cemetery in Monmouth with Rev. Dave Haberly officiating. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 
Corvallis Gazette-Times 5 Jan 2004
L. LaVerne Riker
May 12, 1913 - Dec. 23, 2003
Saucy/Tolle Survey & Photographs
Branigar Survey
1920 OR CENSUS (Lake Co, Lake Pct, ED 105, Sheet 5A)
1930 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Airlie, ED 13, Sheet 3A)
Oregon Marriage Index (Ancestry)
CGT 5 Jan 2004
ROW: 18-2