Carlton O. Tidrick

March 09, 1922 - July 07, 2011 

Carlton O. Tidrick

March 09, 1922 - July 07, 2011 

Obituary for Carlton O. Tidrick

Carlton O. Tidrick 3/9/1922 - 7/7/2011 Surrounded by his family, Carlton "Cal" O. Tidrick peacefully passed away at his home in Tucson, AZ on July 7, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty; his children, Patrick of Woodland, CA, James (Vivian) of Nelson, PA, Rebecca Cook (Kevin Beringer) of Tucson, and grandchildren, Katherine Tidrick of Woodland, CA, Marissa Tidrick of Davis, CA and Carlton and Joshua Cook of Tucson. Cal was born March 9, 1922, the only son of Carlton G. and Alice Ogdon Tidrick. He spent his formative years in Los Angeles, CA and Belton, MT, graduating from Flathead High School in Kalispell, MT in 1940. He joined the Montana Army National Guard, 163rd Infantry Regiment, in September 1940 and spent the next five years in active service during World War II. Cal served in the Pacific Theater in New Guinea and the Philippines. For his valor and service, he received the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was discharged as a Second Lieutenant in 1945. After the war, Cal embarked on a 39-year career with Seattle First National Bank, where he served in numerous bank branches around the state of Washington. He retired as Vice President and Bank Manager of the Colville branch in 1984. Cal was an avid golfer and bowler. He and Betty moved to Tucson in 2002. The family gratefully acknowledges the loving and supportive care Cal received from the Tucson Medical Center Hospice team as well as many special friends. A Memorial Service to celebrate Cal's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. Third St. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Gospel Rescue Mission of Tucson. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.

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