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Obituary for Roy Edward Cadwell
Roy Edward Cadwell, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 8, 2015, going Home to his Heavenly Father. He was born December 25, 1934 in Los Angeles, CA to William E. and Frances L. (Faulkner) Cadwell. He graduated from Fremont High School.
While a Senior in High School in 1952, he and a friend were honored with an award for Gallantry by the Examiner newspaper for saving two infants from a burning vehicle.
Roy enlisted in the Army Airborne as a paratrooper during the Korean conflict and served stateside from 1954 to 1956. Following his service, Roy returned to Los Angeles where he was employed as a chauffeur by the Los Angeles Board of Education. While there he met his future wife, Jane Elliott, as she worked across the hall in the same building. They were married on June 10, 1967 in Montebello, CA in a garden ceremony at her parents’ home.
Over the next few years, Roy owned a Texaco Station in June Lake, worked as a Truck Driver for V & S Transportation Co., and Dave Gay Propane in Lake Tahoe, eventually managing the propane company. In 1984, he bought and operated a shoe repair shop in Lake Tahoe. He brought his weimaraner dog to work with him, and folks would often stop by just to visit with Roy and the dog. When he retired in 2004, they moved to Brookings.
Roy and Jane raised two sons, Brian and Mark. He was a loving husband and father, and an avid fan of their sports activities, most notably baseball and soccer. They also loved to fish in Lake Tahoe and other beautiful locations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Roy was quite a prayer warrior, always thankful to his Heavenly Father. He was faithful in prayer morning and evening for others. His heart was always to serve the Lord by helping other people. He loved his country, and every time he heard the National Anthem, it brought tears to his eyes.
Roy is survived by his wife, Jane, of Brookings, sons Brian E. of Lake Tahoe, NV and Mark F. of Pagosa Springs, CO.
A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Community Church at 11 am on Tuesday November 24th. A reception will follow the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Veteran’s group of your choice, or to the building fund of First Baptist Community Church.
Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.redwoodmemorial.net.