Carroll M “Tad” Harwood passed away October 28, 2021 at Three River Hospital in Grants Pass, Oregon. Tad was born January 8, 1932 in Modesto, California, to Guy and Viola Harwood. He was the youngest of 6 children.
The Harwood family moved to Crescent City, California in 1940. When Tad was 14 yrs old, he moved back to Modesto, CA and lived with a Doctor’s family to attend the Seventh Day Adventist Academy. While going to school he worked at a chicken farm to help make his way. When he was older he worked the fields in Eugene with his older brothers. Tad believed in an honest day’s work from a very early age.
In 1951 he married Ida L. Brown. Then in 1952 he joined the Army and served 2 years during the Korean War. While serving his country in Korean, his first daughter was born. He went on to have 3 more children and raised them in Crescent City, California.
He worked for the Del Norte county Agriculture Department in Crescent City as a Senior Animal Control Officer for 30 years. He also provided security during the Columbus Day Storm that hit that city in 1962. Then in 1986 he married Terri Moran and he moved to Cave Junction, Oregon where his lived out the rest of his days.
He was very active in the SDA Church, as Deacon and then Head Deacon for many years. Tad and his wife Terri ran the Food Bank program for 31 years and helped the Community during Emergencies for the Illinois Valley Community services program. Tad enjoyed farming, raising chickens and woodworking. He always gave a helping hand to those in need. He will be sorely missed by his family and all that knew him.
He is survived by son, Tad Harwood and daughter-in-law Joelle of Sheridan, OR. Daughters, Cynthia Evans of Canoga Park, CA, Margaret Harwood of Cave Junction, OR and Terrie Reum of Grants Pass, OR. 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Terri Moran-Harwood; Brothers, Leslie Harwood, Irwin Harwood, Glen Harwood, Charles Harwood and a sister, Evelyn Griswold; Daughter Marilyn Kay Young , Son William Moran, Grand-daughter Tabitha, and Grand-daughter Cynthia.