Sarah Frances Tadlock

09/25/1921 — 05/06/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Sarah Frances Tadlock

Sarah Frances Tadlock passed away at her home in Richland, Washington on May 6, 2007 while in the loving care and presence of her husband, six children, numerous family members and close friends. On September 26th last year, the family celebrated her 85th birthday together.

Sarah was the youngest of seven children born to Chloe Cooper Key and William Thomas Key in Elizabeth City, North Carolina where she attended school and worked on the family farm. After completing high school and while working at a delicatessen, she met Noah Wilbert Tadlock, the love of her life. They married on August 22, 1941.

In 1945, Sarah, Noah and their first two children moved from N. Carolina to Richland where Noah began work at the Hanford Plant. They added four more children to their family over the next five years. Sarah was devoted to her children and their activities including serving as a Cub Scout Den Mother for ten years.

Sarah received her Diploma from the Richland Beauty School on September 28, 1967 and was a well known and appreciated Beautician at Larelle’s Beauty Salon until retiring in 1978.

Sarah loved the family’s frequent events: celebration parties, camping, boating, fishing, playing cards, and sharing laughter and loving memories. Sarah always made sure plenty of good food was ready when anyone came to visit. She and Noah often traveled to visit family in Oregon, Idaho and North Carolina. They proudly attended all graduation and marriage ceremonies for their children and grandchildren.

Sarah is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers William Jr. and Joe, her sisters Lydia Irene, Cordellia Delia, Nancy Bessie and Lillie, and her daughter-in-law Edith Harris Tadlock.

Sarah is survived by Noah, her husband of 65 years; daughters Myra Gibson of Beaverton, OR, and Sharon Anderson Alva of Sisters, OR; sons Noah Tadlock, Jr. Peggy, of Boise, ID, Leslie Tadlock Larissa of Spokane, WA, William Tadlock Veronica of Kennewick, WA., John Tadlock Debra of Kennewick, WA; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.

The family plans to have an informal service honoring Sarah at a later date. Sarah’s family gratefully thanks the caregivers at the Richland Quail Hollow Memory Care Facility, the Chaplaincy Hospice, and our special friend Debbie McNabb and her family for their love, support and assistance during Sarah’s time of need.

Should any of Sarah's friends or family wish to do so, a nominal donation may be made to the Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336 or alternatively, to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  • To MOM:

    Mother of six children within a little more than eight years.

    I was your first, and undoubtedly, your most challenging.

    You’ve been a devoted Wife for 65 years; a loving Mother, and an irreplaceable Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt. You attended every school function, hand–sewed costumers for our plays, performances and our neighborhood “circuses”, and you were the biggest football fan for brother Bill. You were a Beautician, a Den Mother, a dancer, a tie-er of beautiful bows, a singer, a whistler, a “spoons” player, a card player, a fisherwoman, a camper, the best cook, a supporter, and now, an angel, still watching over us.

    You taught us well

    To be honest

    To share

    To respect other people’s belongings and their privacy

    To know that we are each different, and special

    To practice forgiveness

    To be kind to others

    To not hurt people’s feelings

    To stand up for ourselves

    To look out for each other

    That it was OK to get angry, but never OK to hit

    To never scream unless something was really wrong and we needed help

    That it was OK to cry, but that we can think about things better when we’re not crying

    To always do our own personal best and that would always be good enough

    To come when we’re called

    To always be home when the street lights came on

    To look at the shapes in the clouds

    That family is the most important thing

    And that every baby who entered our big family was loved and loved equally

    It was very hard to let you go, Mom. No one could ever take your place.

    With love from your daughter, Myra

    Myra Tadlock Gibson
    November 4, 2014
    Beaverton, OR, US
  • Our wonderful Grandma

    Your smile was enough to light up the day. Your laughter, infectious and loving. Adored by your grandchildren, you taught us the importance of family and togetherness. You brought and kept our family together with your love and devotion and we grow with these values installed in each one of us to pass on to our loved ones.

    I now know eating the seeds won’t make watermelons grow out my ears but tipping corn in the lake does make the fish bite. I know just how to thump a watermelon to check if it is ripe and that pork chops should always be cooked on high heat. Just a ‘smidgen’ is surely not too much and I could always count on a big Grandma hug and kiss no matter how old I was.

    You are in our hearts forever wrapped in our love.

    All my love

    Shelly

    Shelly Peebles
    November 4, 2014
    Sydney, Australia
  • To MOM:

    Mother of six children within a little more than eight years.

    I was your first, and undoubtedly, your most challenging.

    You’ve been a devoted Wife for 65 years; a loving Mother, and an irreplaceable Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt. You attended every school function, hand–sewed costumers for our plays, performances and our neighborhood “circuses”, and you were the biggest football fan for brother Bill. You were a Beautician, a Den Mother, a dancer, a tie-er of beautiful bows, a singer, a whistler, a “spoons” player, a card player, a fisherwoman, a camper, the best cook, a supporter, and now, an angel, still watching over us.

    You taught us well

    To be honest

    To share

    To respect other people’s belongings and their privacy

    To know that we are each different, and special

    To practice forgiveness

    To be kind to others

    To not hurt people’s feelings

    To stand up for ourselves

    To look out for each other

    That it was OK to get angry, but never OK to hit

    To never scream unless something was really wrong and we needed help

    That it was OK to cry, but that we can think about things better when we’re not crying

    To always do our own personal best and that would always be good enough

    To come when we’re called

    To always be home when the street lights came on

    To look at the shapes in the clouds

    That family is the most important thing

    And that every baby who entered our big family was loved and loved equally

    It was very hard to let you go, Mom. No one could ever take your place.

    With love from your daughter, Myra

    Myra Tadlock Gibson
    November 4, 2014
    Beaverton, OR, US
  • Our wonderful Grandma

    Your smile was enough to light up the day. Your laughter, infectious and loving. Adored by your grandchildren, you taught us the importance of family and togetherness. You brought and kept our family together with your love and devotion and we grow with these values installed in each one of us to pass on to our loved ones.

    I now know eating the seeds won’t make watermelons grow out my ears but tipping corn in the lake does make the fish bite. I know just how to thump a watermelon to check if it is ripe and that pork chops should always be cooked on high heat. Just a ‘smidgen’ is surely not too much and I could always count on a big Grandma hug and kiss no matter how old I was.

    You are in our hearts forever wrapped in our love.

    All my love

    Shelly

    Shelly Peebles
    November 4, 2014
    Sydney, Australia
  • Dearest Mom

    It’s been two years and now Dad is with you. May God Bless and hold you both in loving arms as you and Dad did for all of us. We miss you, Mom.

    Love, Myra

    Myra Tadlock Gibson
    November 4, 2014
    Beaverton, OR, US
  • Les and Bill,

    I am so sorry your Mother has passed and gone to Heaven. I am sure you will miss her so. My Mother, Lenora Jackson, is 83 – just two years younger than your Mom. My Mom still lives in the same house I grew up in and would love for you to visit if you feel you would like to. She would remember you both. I just wanted to say Hi as it has been a very long time since I have seen Les. I have seen Bill at our highschool reunions. I wanted to send my sympathies to you and to your family.

    Mary Jackson Rickard

    Mary Jackson Rickard
    November 4, 2014
    Renton, WA, US
  • Dearest Mom,

    I remember you always said “Sunday is a day for family” and so you brought us all together on a Sunday to say goodbye to you. There have been so many times over the years I’ve been doing something and have said to myself “Hmmm, I learned that from my Mom.” So thank you for all you taught me, and for everything you did for me, and thank you for being my mom. I miss you terribly. Your loving daughter,

    Shari

    Shari Tadlock Anderson
    November 4, 2014
    Sisters, OR, US
  • My Mother was a role model for me on how to always help people and treat them the way you would want to be treated. I love and miss you, thank you for everything Mom. LES

    Les Tadlock
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA, US