Tatyana Roth, 98, of Petoskey, died Feb. 24, 2012, at the Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.
Tatyana was born on Oct. 4, 1913, in Mariupol, Ukraine, to Max and Rachel Bargman. She and her family fled the bloodshed in the Ukraine in cattle cars during the Russian Revolution and immigrated to Canada at the age of 10, and shortly thereafter moved to Detroit and settled in Royal Oak, and by the age of 14 she was playing the violin in local concerts.
She was a prize-wining amateur photographer and oil painter, and loved antique dolls and furniture and was quite a seamstress. Tatyana loved animals and always had a dog or two, but her greatest love though, was her grandchildren. She treasured all the time she spent with them.
Tatyana is survived by her daughter, Diane Halford; two sons, Don (Christine) Roth and Mike (Muscia) Roth; eight grandchildren, Scott Halford, Denyse (Stuart) Colliate, Barb (Wayne) Tri, Carolyn Halford, Greg (Gwen) Roth, Dave (Nazla) Roth, Becky (Richard) Bellas, and Jennifer (Lee) Durham; and by three great-grandchildren, Cassidy Tri, Adam Halford and Nick Halford.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; and by two brothers, Kal and Morrie Bargman.
No public services will be held.
Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey.