Thomas Richard Biggs, 48 year old Lake Shastina resident, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Madrone Hospice House in Yreka following a short illness.
Tom was born June 20, 1960 in Burns, Oregon to Gaillard and Barbara Biggs. He was raised in Burns and attended local schools.
Tom and his wife, Teresa, moved to Siskiyou County four years ago from Myrtle Creek, Oregon, after previously living in Grants Pass and Burns.
He went to work for Roseburg Forest Products in 2001 and enjoyed working for them. They stood by Tom and Teresa throughout Tom’s illness.
Tom and Teresa attended the Lake Shastina Community Bible Church in Lake Shastina. He was a member of the BPO Elks in Burns and a member of the United Way.
He loved to golf and work in his yard and was a huge University of Oregon Ducks fan. Tom was a wonderful man, husband and father and will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
In addition to his wife, Teresa of Lake Shastina, Tom is survived by five children, Nichole Biggs of Lake Shastina, Jasen Cardin of Redding, Justen Cardin of Fallon, Nevada, Jerico Cardin of Redmond, Oregon and Paula Cardin of Bend, Oregon; his mother, Barbara Biggs of Hines, Oregon and a sister, Patti Wilson, also of Hines.
He is also survived by five grandchildren, Carrie, Miah, Jordan, Caleb and Berkeley; a niece, Tara Martinak and her husband Nick, of Hines, Oregon; and a nephew, Tim Wilson of Redmond, Oregon.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the Lake Shastina Community Bible Church.
Girdner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.