Jean Dantzler Tatum

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of a long time Imperial Beach resident, Jean Dantzler Tatum, age 80. She passed away at her home in Imperial Beach unexpectedly on May 9, 2019.

Jean was born in Checotah, Oklahoma, Oct. 13, 1938 and moved to Imperial Beach in 1944. Jean met and married a sailor, Jack Dantzler on Dec. 25, 1953. Together they established and operated Dantzler Trucking. It was their company that provided the dirt for the revamping of the baseball ball field in Imperial Beach and set up the original sound system for it.

Jean and Jack remained married until his death in 1996. They had two children, Cynthia and David. On Dec. 20, 1999, Jean married her second husband Charles E. Tatum.

Jeannie loved to gamble, whether in Vegas or Viejas and she loved baseball. She and Jack had been lifetime members of the Imperial Beach Little League.

Jeannie is survived by her husband Charles E. Tatum; her children Cynthia Dantzler Weakley and David Dantzler; stepson Charles Tatum Jr.; her seven grandchildren, Angela Aceves-Sandoval, Tony Aceves, Aaron Weakley, William Weakley, Christopher Weakley, Melissa Weakley, Sadie Damaske; her 16 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.

Services for Jean will be on Sunday, June 9, at the Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3838 Bonita Road, beginning at 11 a.m. Immediately following will be a celebration of Jean’s life at the Fleet Reserve, 659 Silver Strand Boulevard, Imperial Beach.

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