Linda Marie (Tiderman) Drake, age 60, a beloved wife, loving mother and grandmother, went home to be with her Lord Dec. 26, 2012, after courageously battling cancer for four years. Linda passed peacefully surrounded by her immediate family.
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She was the daughter of the late William and Bernice Tiderman; and sister of the late Richard Tiderman.
Linda is survived by her husband of 36 years, Charles Drake; loving children, Lisa (Ernie) Banks of Savannah Ga., Ryan (Lina) Drake of Auburn Calif., and Chrissy (Chad) McCollough of Knoxville, Tenn.; adoring grandchildren, Savannah, Reagan, and Piper Banks, Dixie and Dawson Drake and Cooper McCollough; brother, Ken Tiderman; and aunt, Virginia Jack.
Linda served her family well as a loving mother, dedicated homemaker, bookkeeper, an active community member and a long standing member of Wills Valley Community Church and Kirtland Christian Fellowship. Organizations she served included the Ponderosa Bible Camp, Save-A-Life and The Way Home.
A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Wills Valley Community Church followed by a memorial reception in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, Linda had requested any donations be sent to Ponderosa Bible Camp or Save-A-Life.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Jan. 3, 2013