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Obituary: Theodore 'Ted' Staidle

Published on October 17, 2012 12:01AM

Theodore Staidle

Theodore Staidle

Theodore Staidle

June 18, 1934 - Oct. 5, 2012

Theodore “Ted” Staidle of Enterprise died Oct. 5, 2012, at the age of 78.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a petty officer, 2nd Class, and as a photographer’s mate, where he had the opportunity to photograph President Eisenhower.

In 1957, Ted moved his family to the Los Angeles area, working as a laborer and then as a photographer, eventually owning his own studio. He had a full service lab developing prints for album covers and making high-quality color prints for advertising agencies and various art photographers, including Ansel Adams.

He won a Grammy Award for developing an album cover using his original process of “Staidlechrome.”

Ted retired in the 1980s and moved in 1990 to Wallowa County, where he enjoyed nature, animals, wildlife, birds, gardening and helping others.

He leaves his wife, Jean Staidle; sons Jeff Staidle of Joseph and Ted Staidle and Kris Staidle of California; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura, his mother and father, and sister Beverly Staidle.

Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4200 88th St. NE Marysville, Wash., on Oct. 18, 2012.



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