Thaddeus “Ms. Peach” Oden, 66, passed away of respiratory failure on May 9, 2019 in Puyallup, Wash. She was born August 16, 1952 to Carl Martin Waldon and Minnie Lee Battle in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. She had been a resident of Tacoma, Wash. for the past two years, and also lived in San Diego, Calif.
She earned a BA in nursing and was employed as a nurse, entrepreneur, teacher and civil service worker. A tenacious, witty, fun and outgoing person, she loved arts and crafts, cooking, crocheting, gardening, eating peaches, traveling. She also enjoyed people. She was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by daughters, Tashia Smith-Hankerson and Pauline Woods-Fiscus; grandchildren, Fernando Rico, Zachary Fiscus, Katrina Fiscus, Alexander Hankerson, Ameris Hankerson, and Andrew K. Hankerson; brothers, John Carl Waldron, Val Jean Waldron, Ronnie Waldon; sisters, Cora Meyers, Pechola Taylor, Antia Gardner, Shirley Walker, and Gayle Traylor; a host of nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. She is predeceased by her parents; and sisters, Geneva Leah Porter, and Glendora W. Kennedy.
Services will be held Monday, May 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m.at Good Samaritan Chapel, 401 15th Ave. SE, Puyallup, WA 98372.