Ardis Christine Tallaksen, age 87 of Fincastle, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her home.
Ardis was born in Brooklyn New York December 28, 1932 and lived the last 32 years in Botetourt county. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Gudrun Terjesen.
Ardis was a Crossing guard with the West Orange Police Department in New Jersey for 18 years. She moved to Fincastle with her loving husband, Gordon Tallaksen in 1990. Ardis loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, going to church, cooking, baking, and being hospitable.
Ardis is survived by her husband of 68 years, Gordon Tallaksen; her son and daughter-in-law: Roy (Betty) Tallaksen of West Caldwell NJ; daughter and son-in-law: Shirley (David) Damewood of Roanoke; 5 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; and sister Joyce Defilipo of Staton Island, NY.
A graveside service will be 11:00 am Saturday, February 15 at Old Dominion Memorial Gardens 7271 Cloverdale Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019 with Kevin Tallaksen and Pastor Kevin Cummings officiating.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.rader-funeralhome.com