Johnny Orsan Tallant, 74, went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2020 due to complications of COVID-19. He resided in Galt, Ca.
Johnny was born Sept. 16, 1946 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Orsan B. “Pete” and Leola B. Tallant. Johnny grew up in various cities within California. He has many cherished memories from living in State Parks from Coloma, Tahoe City, Donner Lake, Squaw Valley and Tahoe Truckee. Johnny graduated from Truckee High School in 1964 and continued his education at San Joaquin Delta College and Sierra College. Forty years later Johnny's football team from Sierra College was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Junior Colleges.
He enjoyed playing football, baseball and had a passion for music. Johnny started his music career by playing bass guitar in his father's band and later formed his own band.
At the age of 11 Johnny accepted Jesus as his Lord and savior. Johnny has been a partner of Horizon Community Church in Galt, Ca. for 15 years where he continued his love for music playing bass guitar with the church worship team.
Johnny's career expanded in many directions, from a store manager for Thrifty Drugs, Superintendent for Beck Construction, to starting Tallant Construction Company building homes in Auburn Lake Trails. In 1992 he furthered his career at Costco for 19 years as “Maintenance Manager” where he retired in 2011.
Johnny enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed his camping trips with family and friends, jet skiing, Nascar (Jeff Gordon) and trips to the casinos.
Johnny was proceeded in death by his parents Leola and Orsan “Pete” Tallant and sister Nancy Joyce Grimes.
Johnny is survived by his beloved wife Randi Tallant, his daughters, Carey Mencarini (Mike), Shana Daniel (Kent), Kelly Tallant-Martin (Eddie) and Nichole Wiley-Cutler (Eric).
7 grandchildren who he loved dearly, Nicholaus and Austin Mencarini, Alec, Callie and Becca Grace Daniel and Nicholas and Teagan Cutler.
His aunt Donnie Garrido and 2 nieces Kristian Poggio (Chip) and Stacy Montgomery (Chris). 2 brother-in-laws Mario Vanotti, (Joyce) and Michael Vanotti.
Johnny will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date and will be held at Horizon Community Church in Galt, Ca.
If anyone would like to send a donation in Honor of Johnny Tallant it may be sent to Horizon Community Church, 446 Fairway Drive, Galt, CA 95632.