In Memory

Heather Tidyman

Heather has departed for her next adventure. She died peacefully in the presence of family members. In lieu of flowers, please honor her memory by acting with kindness to another person today. Please visit our guest book at

Heather Tidyman was born in Helena Montana and lived her life as a citizen of the world. During her life she lived in Billings, Missoula, Hawaii, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Mexico, Corvallis, Eugene, and the Seattle area. In each of these places, she quickly developed friendships and connections. Heather lived by only one rule: the Golden Rule. She treated others as she wanted to be treated – with kindness, generosity, and sincere interest. The term most often used to describe Heather is free-spirited. In recent years, Heather lived with chronic illness, and her energy ebbed and flowed. She was always positive, hopeful, and striving toward feeling as well as possible in order to do what she loved best, engage with others, and create art. Creating art was as essential to Heather as breathing. She often carried a sketchbook, and enjoyed painting, pastels, and other visual media. Heather knew that her health might someday take a sudden change, but none of us expected that change to happen exactly when it did. Heather had recently relocated to Seattle, near the public transportation and medical care she needed. Heather's brother Scott lives near Seattle, along with his wife Liz and son Carson, and all enjoyed opportunities to be together. Heather's life will be celebrated with laughs and with a meal at 11 a.m. on Sunday October 27 at FareStart in Seattle. We hope you will consider coming to Seattle to share the laughs, memories, and healing. Let us know if you'd like to come so there will be plenty of space and food for all“ just as Heather would have it. The realities of life will keep some people from coming together in person, so please use the online guestbook to be part of the experience that celebrates Heather's life and memory.

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01/18/23 08:18 AM #1    

Mike Stevens

I remember the last time we saw each other - and still get a chuckle out of it.  The guy looked back at us and freaked that we knew each other. What a great snapshot in time. Hope it brings a chuckle to you.  

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