Ellen Berdene Tidwell (Bloom), 71, of Baker City, died June 26, 2009.

Berdene was born Sept. 28, 1937, in Oregon. She married Charles H. Tidwell in 1963 and raised a family in the South, returning to Baker City to retire.

She most loved being a mother and grandmother, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Lloyd Shaver; her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Audrey Tidwell; her grandchildren, Rachel and T.L., Mike, Jean, Cliff and Charlie; and her great-grandchildren, Nykole, Aaron and Chianne.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 29, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor