Tina Caudle Obituary

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In Memory of

Tina Louise Caudle

May 25, 1963 - November 12, 2010
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A famous writer once said "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give". If that is true, then Tina made a great life. She was the most giving person most of us have ever known. And judging from the nodding heads I see in front of me, it seems that many of you agree. Tina Louise Caudle was born May 25th 1963 in Burbank, CA. She was the youngest child of four born to Russell & Louise Caudle. Tina and her parents moved to Norwalk, Ca in 1974 where Tina would go on to attend Corvallis Jr High School. While attending Corvallis she received many awards for academics and high excellence in band. Tina attended...
A famous writer once said "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give".



If that is true, then Tina made a great life. She was the most giving person most of us have ever known. And judging from the nodding heads I see in front of me, it seems that many of you agree.



Tina Louise Caudle was born May 25th 1963 in Burbank, CA. She was the youngest child of four born to Russell & Louise Caudle. Tina and her parents moved to Norwalk, Ca in 1974 where Tina would go on to attend Corvallis Jr High School. While attending Corvallis she received many awards for academics and high excellence in band. Tina attended Norwalk High School where she was a member of the honor and marching bands where she played flute, clarinet and saxophone. She was very good at all these instruments and loved practicing all the time. One of her best band memories was playing in the Hollywood Christmas Parade.



Tina loved helping people so much that she became a Certified Nursing Aid when she was 16 years old and went to work for a local convalescent home. Later, she completed nursing school to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse. After moving to Hemet she took on one of her favorite jobs as a Cashier at Sears. She loved this job because she met and worked with so many great people and loved to be of help to them.



Although, Tina never married she did have two long term relationships that lead to two amazing children. In 1985 she started dating Jr who she fell in love with after seeing him on his Harley Davidson. In November 1986 she welcomed her first child Wayne Ray. He was her greatest joy and cherished him greatly. Tina and Jr shared many years of happiness together but like most relationships they just went their separate ways but were able to remain friends even till the end of her days. In 1996 Tina met and fell in love with Kenny and that next year her other pride and joy was born; Russell Drinkard. Tina and Kenny continued their relationship and he was by her side as she spent her final days.



I asked family and friends to tell me what they remember most about Tina. There are so many good memories from playing with her nieces, to going to parties with her friends. Most recall how devoted she was to her mom and would call her weekly and visit her in Las Vegas as often as she could. She was so great at making people laugh and could remember all the great stories about her parents and their adventures. But every memory always comes back to how much she loved Wayne and Russell; they were her whole life. The joy and excitement could not be contained the day her grandson David Wayne Ray was born, she was the most devoted grandma and loved him beyond words.



Tina was a remarkably loving and caring person. She was a person of great devotion and compassion. Above all, Tina believed in family. She always said "family comes first" it's those are words that her family will always cherish.


Tina is survived by her mother Louise, her sisters Shirley and Glenda and her brother Mike. Her nieces Emery, Krista and Lindsay and nephew Ryan. Her great nieces Amanda, Anna, Kelcey, Janice and her great nephews Daniel and Zachary. Also her Great, great nephew Jaiden but most of all her two amazing sons Wayne and Russell, her daughter n law Kristin and her grandson David.



In closing, I would like to share this poem with you:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.



Tina , thank you for being part of our lives. We are all going to miss you

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