Ardi Fitzthum, age 76, of Oroville died on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. She was born November 29, 1937 in Molson to parents Art and Edith Carlquist.
At a young age the family moved to Oroville where Ardi was raised. On July 17, 1955 she married Ralph Fitzthum in Oroville. Together they lived in Tonasket, Spokane and then Renton where she worked as a librarian for the Issaquah School District. Following retirement they moved back to Oroville. Ardi was very involved with her community; she helped begin the Apple Cup Boat Races, was a member of the chamber of commerce, was involved with Oroville City Council and was a member of the Oroville Eagles where she served as Auxiliary Mother.
Surviving relatives include four children: Cory Fitzthum of Oroville; Ralph Fitzthum and wife Jennifer of Oroville; Tracy Brown and husband Daryl of Renton and Kelly Fitzthum of California; one brother Dave Carlquist of Oroville
Ardi was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in September 2013 and her parents
Graveside Services will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Havillah Cemetery with Pastor Dan Kunkel officiating. A celebration of life and potluck will follow at the Oroville Eagles at 1 p.m.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements