Carolyn Pedretti passed away August 9, 2012. She was born, raised, and educated in Portland, Ore. She had three years of nursing at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, raised four children, owned a bar for two years, and did many other odd jobs through her life.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Bill Pedretti; stepson, Tony Pedretti, of Bryan, Texas; son, Scott Brandel, of Medford, Ore.; three daughters, Kathy Elkins, of Newark, Calif., Susan Tachara, of Manteca, Calif., and Julie Davis, of Willamina, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

There will be no services and her ashes will be dispersed as requested by her family.