Carol Lee Tadvick
August 14, 1939 - January 2, 2017
Carol was born August 14, 1939, to Donalda and Virgil Harmon Eastman in Spokane, WA. Carol's upbringing took place in the forests of Montana, as her father worked for the U.S. Forest Service. After her father's death fighting a forest fire, Carol and her mother and sister moved to Missoula, MT, where she graduated high school. Following graduation, she attended Montana State University in Bozeman and received her degree as an RN.
On the night of her RN capping, she met the love of her life, Thomas G. Tadvick, D.D.S. Carol and Tom were married on December 30, 1961 in Missoula, MT. They spent the next 55 years together.
Carol worked as a Pediatric RN at Children's Hospital in Omaha, NE. Daughter, Kelley Ann, was born in Omaha. Son, Anthony Harmon, was born in Great Falls, MT (deceased, age 5). Jennifer Lee was born on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, AK, where Tom served as a dentist. Matthew Thomas and Jonathon Roko were both born in Grand Junction, CO, where she was the homemaker.
She enjoyed spending time with her family skiing in Aspen, travelling to Mexico, playing tennis, and family BBQ's. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and could always be heard cheering them on from the stands at tennis matches, basketball and volleyball games, soccer matches and all of their activities. She was also a very accomplished gardener and took great pride in her beautiful yard. Carol's kitchen was a popular place for family to congregate and enjoy her quick wit and sense of humor. At the end of the day, she always enjoyed reading a good book, and was a member of several book clubs.
Volunteering and giving back were always a top priority. She was a dedicated volunteer at Holy Family Catholic School, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, the Grand Junction Visitor's Center, the Food Bank, and was an active volunteer for 40 years for the Fruitvale Lions Club.
Carol is survived by her husband, Tom; sister, Ann (Don) Johnson; daughters, Kelley (Kim) Tucker; Jennifer (Omar) Campos; sons, Matthew (Betsy) Tadvick; Jon (Kathleen) Tadvick, and grandchildren, Tony, Megan, Stacy, Michael, Gabriel, Carolena, Julianna, Grace, Sarah and Mary, and great-granddaughter, Blakely.
A vigil with Rosary will take place Friday, January 6, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Funeral services will take place at IHM Catholic Church, 790 26 ½ Road, on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in Carol's name to Holy Family Catholic School, Hopewest, or Marillac Dental Clinic.
Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory Inc
2515 Patterson Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Jan. 5, 2017