Mayor Kathy Taylor and Councilor G. T. Bynum dedicated South 30th Place west of Peoria Avenue in the memory of Jill Zink Tarbel on Dec. 3. From left at the ceremony are Caroline Abbott, Nate Waters, Mayor Kathy Taylor, M. Brook Iwata, Jill Iwata, Brook Tarbel, Ann Tarbel and Rev. Dr. John Wolf.
A native Tulsan, Jill was best known for her work on behalf of the physically and mentally disabled and organizations, including Girl Scouts and the University of Tulsa. The oldest child of industrialist John Steele Zink and his wife, Swannie Zink, Tarbel graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in psychology and had four children with her first husband, Donald Hott.
In addition to her husband, Tarbel is survived by daughters Swannie “Jill” Iwata and Caroline Abbott of Tulsa and sons John Hott of Dallas and Douglas Hott of New York.