Mr. Tom Cadenhead "Tom" November 25, 1942 - October 24, 2011

Mr. Tom came to the Forestry Forum on March 27th, 2001. In no time it was clear that Tom was the man to join me as an administrator for the Forestry Forum. Over the years his never ending "Yearn to Learn" and willingness to share everything he knew with anyone he could help, made him a truly irreplaceable and unforgettable member of the Forestry Forum. He was a friend to all, and a mentor and father figure to me. I will always miss Tom and I think of him every single day. He was there for everyone when they needed him, and personally for me for over the last decade.


Noble Gene Barker Jr "Bro. Noble" July 21, 1945 - September 25, 2011

Brother Noble's first post on the Forestry Forum was on June 10, 2002, 06:32:36 am. I suppose he had just got in the house from doing something he talked about quite often. Taking care of those "Stoopid Cows". Noble had a wonderful, dry sense of humor. Tammy and I were fortunate enough to be able to visit with him years ago at his farm in Southern Missouri. We learned first hand to love this quiet, devout and gentle man with a wicked funny bone. Noble's family history in the Forest Products industry was amazing, from his Grandfather working in the redwoods, the sawmills that they also had in Missouri to the ownership in the Barker Rim Saw Company. Noble left his family and his Forestry Forum Family far to early, and we miss him every day.

I Urge everyone to visit Bro. Noble's profile and look up his old posts. There are nuggets of gold in his words. Sometimes nuggets of stoopid cow manure as well. He was a dear and funny man.

Patricia L. Folkerts "Patty" June 22, 1955 - August 17, 2012

Patty's first post on the Forestry Forum was on April 04, 2003.
She joined after a few months of reading the Forum because her husband was a member here. Since that day, Patty has become a beloved member of the Forestry Forum. When she posted she posted in a way you knew that she was a strong and opinionated soul who loved her family and loved her country. Whether posting about working on the Farm, in the family business, on the sawmill or sharing moments from her family life, Patty reached out and touched all of us in one way or another and Tammy and I thought the world of her.

Patty was a staunch supporter of the Forestry Forum and even without her voice here, we will will always know that the Forestry Forum became the place where people feel at home, because Patty was a part of it.

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