Obituaries & Tributes

Arlene Brenda Taddei

Arlene Brenda Taddei passed away peacefully on July 13, 2020, with her husband Bruce Taddei of 45 years by her side after a short battle with cancer. 

She is survived by her sons Duane and Daniel Taddei, her parents Pat and Jack Wisdom, her siblings Jackie Allen, Mark Wisdom and Tina Wisdom, and her four grandchildren, Haley, Nick, Shelby, and Logan Taddei. 

Arlene worked on her farm, where she spent countless hours in her beautiful lavender and bee gardens. She also enjoyed growing an array of fruits and vegetables to share with family and friends. She was well-known in the community for her handmade dolls and other primitive art and could be found at the Friday night Art Walk in Cottage Grove or at a local crafters show. 

Arlene was an avid animal lover and had several pets, including horses, chickens, ducks, rabbits, cats, peacocks and all the wild critters that roamed her farm. Her love of animals was very inspiring to those close to her. 

Arlene enjoyed volunteering to serve Christmas dinner at the Catholic church and weekly meals at Soup’s On Sunday dinner at the community center. 

She was a firm believer of supporting local small businesses like the BookMine, Jack Sprats, and many more, as well as supplying local businesses with farm fresh chicken eggs. 

According to her friends and family, Arlene was a breath of fresh air and was a kind, loving and giving spirit who knew no strangers. Her THYME on this Earth was too short but left a lasting impression in our hearts. 



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