Alice Caddes


Alice Olive Caddes, 87, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died Dec. 31, 2000, in Santa Rosa.

She was born Dec. 19, 1913, and she grew up in Vermillion, S.D. As a freshman at the University of South Dakota, she met and fell in love with Elmer Caddes. After they were married, the couple moved to the Rosebud, S.D. Reservation, where they lived until Mr. Caddes was called to active duty in 1941 with the South Dakota National Guard.

Mr. Caddes spent much of World War II in the South Pacific while Mrs. Caddes and her sons lived in Gregory, S.D. After World War II, she and her family returned to Vermillion, where her daughter was born. Mr. Caddes was called to active duty in 1950 in the Korean War. The Caddes family moved to Germany and lived at a number of U.S. posts before retiring. The couple spent much of their retirement traveling, fishing and spending time with their grandchildren.

They eventually settled in Payson, where they were leaders in developing a senior center that became a vital part of the community. In 1999, they moved to California to be closer to their children.

Survivors include one son, Donald E. Caddes of Menlo Park, Calif.; one daughter, Katherine A. Caddes of Forestville, Calif.; one sister Schultz, and one brother Frank Lull, both of Apple Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer E. Caddes, in September 2000, and one son, Robert E. Caddes, in 1987.

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