Dec. 26, 1957 - Dec. 30, 2012

Former Madras resident, Joel Addison Lydy, 55, passed away Dec. 30, 2012, at Mount Rainier National Park.

Survivors include his mother, Nancy Lee Lydy of Metolius; father, John (and spouse, Daisy) Lydy of Bend; wife, Joan Lydy of Tacoma; his son, Jonathan Joel Lydy of Madras; brother, Lance Lydy; sister, Lisa Lee Lydy; two nieces, Laura Wryn Lydy and Aishia ”Bug” Lydy; stepsons, D.W. Head and Warren Head; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dean and Laura Stewart and Lester and Thyra Lydy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Noah's Pet Project at Brown's Point Vet Clinic, 6720 Eastside Dr. NE, #4, Tacoma, WA, 98422-1174, or the Tacoma Area American Heart Association, 708 Broadway, Suite 330, Tacoma, WA, 98402.