OBITUARY: Frank Floyd Haddix
1935 – 2011
Frank was born on May 21, 1935 in Portland, Oregon to Rose and Virgil Haddix. Surrounded by his family, he made the journey home on December 19, 2011 to be reunited with family and friends who he missed terribly…finally free from a body and mind that had restricted him so much the past few years. He was 76. While living in Oregon, he had 2 daughters, Vickie and Becky, with his first wife.
Frank moved to Long Beach, California in 1958 and met the love of his life, Barbara. They were married on July 23, 1960. Loving the beauty of Lake Tahoe, Frank wanted to live there so in September 1963, he and Barbara made the move. Frank made his living managing many motels and apartment buildings with his wife, designing and selling jewelry and also working for Angelo’s Bootery.
He enjoyed having coffee and conversation with his friends and being a “car guy”, loved babying his cars. Because of his love for Cadillacs, he was given the nickname “Cadillac Frank” by the staff at Barton Skilled Nursing Facility.
On September 21, 1968 (Barbara’s 32nd birthday) their daughter, Lisa Marie was born.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Rose Haddix, his brother, Carl Haddix and his daughter, Vickie Tuttle.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara, daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Ed Roe and grandson, Jake Roe all of South Lake Tahoe, daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Jim Sapp and grandson, Zach Sapp all of Redmond, Oregon, granddaughter and her husband, Angel and Chris Alysworth and great-grandchildren Ariel and Alexander Alysworth all of Roseburg, Oregon, sister, Jeanette Gonzales of Carson City, Nevada and many, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Frank was known for his great smile, sense of humor, infectious laugh and big heart. He loved his family and friends deeply and was always doing for others when he could…putting himself last. Even towards the end of his life he was more concerned for his family than himself. He was a great husband, father and “Papa” and will be missed terribly by those of us left behind.
We know that he would want to say “Thank You” to all of the “angels” in the Barton Skilled Nursing Facility that took such great care of him the last 14 months of his life. Your compassion, care and love for Frank will not be forgotten. His family is touched by how much he meant to you all.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday December 28th at 1:30 pm at St. Theresa Church 1041 Lyons Ave So. Lake Tahoe, Ca. Inurnment will follow at Happy Homestead Cemetery 1261 Johnson Blvd, So. Lake Tahoe, Ca.
“Between Now and Then, Until I See You Again, I’ll Be Loving You”
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