WHEELER, Marlene Diane

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Last Name
Given Names
Marlene Diane
Tarver, Marlene
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Long Beach, California
Family Tree
  Talley Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Ronald Wayne Talley, Maureen Cynthia Fitch aka Maureen Cynthia Talley, Michaeleen Patricia Brady, Christine Talley aka Christine Shannon Bowers
Rob Tarver
Darius Daniel Wheeler, Jeff L. Wheeler; Michelle Margaret Brady, Georgianne Patricia Brady (nieces)
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Remains claimed by next of kin; burial location unknown
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Redwood Valley, California 95470
Residence (JT)
Dorm 3
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
Secretary (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-30); counselor for mentally retarded, field work, sewing, psychology, cook (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1aaa); Ranch management assistant/ Home care director/ Typist
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Teacher in Jonestown school (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1yy)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“Thanksgiving - Oh how I remember driving from the Ranch to the Temple in SF on November 23, 1978 5 days after Marlene and so many others died in Jonestown. Marlene was the first woman whom I truly loved - in the church she took my last name as did Darius her son. I have such fond memories of Marlene to this day. I keep a picture of Marlene, Darius and Jeff on my wall to always remember both the wonderful times I had with her as well as the senseless death of her and all of the others who died on that sad day on 1978. I particularly remember the times Marlene and I had on the weekends that I stayed back on the Ranch to staff the Ranch and support the guys. Marlene at times also stayed back and we got to carve out time together. That is a good memory!” - Rob Tarver