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This page is posted to fondly remember our departed friends.

Nightowl was the founder of the original Treehouse chatroom.
His rules were quite simple.
1)  Respect 2) No political discussion3)No religious discussion.
As his health declined and he could no longer get online,
the room changed to the Big Treehouse to regain access to the room owner controls. It was a seamless transition with the same people, admins, and those same basic rules. The rules Nightowl laid down remain intact in the Big Treehouse today. The fact that the Tree House has been open every night since September 2001 is a testament to Andy's owlish wisdom. Whether it was in the Treehouse or his own private "Love Cave", Nightowl was always the consummate gentleman.



Lugnut was a close real-life friend of colte45 and a favorite amongst
the Treehouse chatters.  He served as an administrator from the
room's inception in September '01 until his death on July 8, 2002.  
Terry had a lifelong interest in auto racing and helped a local racer
that he knew.  Also a gentleman, Lugnut is especially remembered
for his kind heart and gracious manners.
      (Image by LosLoco) 



John862 was from Australia and often referred to as "Father John"
for a prank he played on a fellow Paltalker. (Yes, she confessed
everything to him in PM thinking he was a priest.)  He is best
remembered for his humor and generosity.  The ladies of the room
that received small change purses from him in the mail still cherish
those purses today.

Colmun was from New Zealand and very much a Tree House loyalist.
His visits to the room were often educational as he shared his vast life experiences. He passed from us in October 2010 after a long illness.
He is best remembered for his worldly knowledge
and his strong upbeat attitude right up to the end.


Fredyj was an original Tree House member from West Virginia He served as an administrator for the room in the early days and also enjoyed many of the gospel music rooms. Dottie and Lawman frequently played pool online with Fredyj. Fred passed away in November 2010 after a long illness. He is remembered for wanting to keep unsuitable nicknames out of the room and his deep devotion to Dottie as a friend.


The name Sullensue is a bit of a misnomer. She was anything but sullen.
Always cheery and laughing, Sullensue brightened the room each time
she showed up. She lived in British Columbia, Canada
and contributed pictures of snowfall and wildlife to our website.
She loved animals and singing. She passed from us in January 2012.
Lea will be remembered for her great humor,
bright smile and trademark necklaces.

Click to hear Sue sing

Dan the Man in VA

Unique: being without a like or equal.
That was our Dan the Man.

Dan became a Tree House member in it's very earliest days and served as an administrator of the room. His down-the-middle approach to topics and situations was a great asset to the room. He was a true rarity in that no one ever had a disparaging thing to say about Dan.
It was all good.
Dan, and wife Mickie, hosted an unforgettable room get-together
in his adopted home town of Williamsburg, Virginia in 2010.
Dan passed from us on September 20, 2012 from complications
following surgery. He will be remembered for being
a true gentleman and for his generosity.
For all that knew him, he will always be known as .... The Man.

Click to read Tributes to Dan


Jannie was a well-liked Tree House chatter and served as an administrator of the room. She was a lightning rod for innuendo type jokes which she handled well. Jannie attended the Las Vegas gathering in 2008. Jan passed away on July 9, 2013.

Timothy L Madison aka tlmadison in paltalk
June 23, 1967 - June 11, 2014

A simple North Carolina redneck, that was tlmadison.

Tim, age 46, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
at his residence in Hudson, NC.
Many treehouse roomies didn't know Tim as he usually came
to the room in the wee hours. He always brought a smile to those who were here. And you never heard him complain even though
he was always in pain.

Mrs. Ada Vicktoria (Thacker) Byrd aka sexy551 in paltalk

Mrs. Ada Vicktoria (Thacker) Byrd, age 49, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Holzer Medical Center of Jackson.
She was born April 20, 1965.

Ada always seemed to be in a good mood and enjoyed being teased.
And she could pass it back also.

Ravensword was a regular roomie back in the mid 2000's.

She was an editor for a small newspaper in Nevada. It was a hop,skip and a jump for her to make the room get-together in Las Vegas in 2008. The picture is a montage of two pictures of her from the meet. Not a lot more can be said because what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Charlene passed away January 28th, 2015 at the age of 58.


Colte took over the reins of the Tree House when the original owner, nightowl_65, could no longer get online. John's even-handed management of the room allowed the Tree House not only to survive, but to thrive as well. He was able to attend both the Williamsburg and Pigeon Forge meets. Those of us that also attended will remember him for his cannonballs in the pool and a clean plate at the end of dinner. The people that met him in the chat room will remember him for his honesty and compassion.
John passed from us on April 13, 2015.
Thank you for your leadership.

Kevin Erwin Patterson aka iowaboy in paltalk
December 1, 1963 - April 23, 2015

Iowaboy passed away at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
He was from Charles City, Iowa.Kevin enjoyed taking pictures,
being in plays, camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle,
and collecting guns and cigars.
Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Between his sense of humor and being very social, he didn't know a
stranger. Above all he was a wonderful, loving, caring father, grandpa,
husband and friend.
He enjoyed freaking some people out when he would show his large
corn snake on cam. He also usually was smoking a fine cigar
while in the chat room.

Randi Edith Sorenson aka as suny_girl20012 in paltalk
June 5, 1952 - July 2, 2015

suny passed away at the age of 63 years at Camrose, Alberta
from kidney failure and respiratory failure.
suny_girl was an admin in the treehouse and usually came in very late.
She was somewhat quiet but did a good job of keeping the room going
until the wee hours of the morning. She usually had her hands full
trying to keep Fred Stone awake. She was a very private person and
never got on cam. Suny had a very nice group of chatters that would
come to the room in the early morning hours.


RoseERedass. The name alone stirred up a lot of conversation. She was a lot of fun and a great roomie, that everyone seemed to enjoy. Carole passed away on July 1, 2016 at the age of 67.


Olesailor was a steadfast member of the Tree House from the git go. He passed from us July 19, 2016. Often he was quiet and just listened to others, but when he did talk, people listened to his experience and wisdom. Don was our senior Tree Houser and sometimes would give us some insight into the past, including his start with wooden computers. Don proudly served for twenty-five years in the United States Navy retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. He commanded the USS Catawba ATA 210. The Catawba was a tug and recovery vessel, not a garbage scow like someone suggested.

The Tree House just ain't the same without Olesailor.

Los Loco

Los Loco was an original administrator in the Tree House and well-liked by everyone. He suffered from cancer for many years.
Tim passed away December 12, 2016


AKSALA was a treehouse roomie from the early days. He joined Paltalk in February 2001. He passed away July 6, 2017, in Eagle River, Alaska. He joined the Air Force in 1969, specializing in radio repair and operations, and retired in 1991 as a technical sergeant. He lived in Alaska where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and HAM radio, often supporting Alaskan forest fire-fighting operations with his radio club until his death. He was quite a talker and always had some interesting stories to share with us. He attended the Pigeon Forge meet in 2012.

His first stop was at a Sonic Restaurant where he spent quite a while trying to decide what to eat.


SweetCottonCandy died on 9/10/2014. Lorna M. (Folaron) Jones of Flint, MI Sweet Cotton Candy loved to stir the pot and liven up the room. She was quite successful in that regard.
Lorna succumbed to brain cancer.

Irish Angel

Irish Angel died on October 8, 2015. Sharlene Lydia Nelezen was a resident of Oconto, Wisconsin at the time of passing.


Likeablelady died on July 29, 2017. Tina Marie McClung of Springfield, Illinois


SGSS died Nov 17, 2017. Sharon Gale Anderson of Rimbey, Alberta


FineWineandCandleLight died Nov 30, 2019. Robert Entz of Newton, Kansas


kre8tive was a regular roomie back in the early days of the Tree House. It was always funny when she accidentally put text into the room that was intended for private messaging. Everyone enjoyed her company when she attended the 2008 meet in Las Vegas. Linda passed away at her residence on Dec. 2, 2019 at the age of 66.


Bunnythebomb passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Pikeville Medical Center following a brief illness.

Best Betty Boop

Best Betty Boop was a Tree House roomie with a delightful sense of humor. She was usually pretty quiet but her input was typically insightful. She also enjoyed taunting her friend ssakcajdaeh with playful jabs. Betty passed away December 4, 2020 at the age of 73.


Kayo (Carol Starcher) passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022
at Ivydale, WV. Kayo was from West Virginia. Some might remember his melodious snoring when he fell asleep with his finger on the CTRL key.
As the eldest roomie attending the Williamsburg meet, he was asked if Jamestown Settlement was the same as he remembered it.


Saspanda was a friend of BigMad's. They knew each other from an AOL chat room that she owned. Sas was well liked and contributed greatly to the conversations in the Tree House. She and her husband, Mike, resided in Evansville, IN. Gegi passed away February 20, 2022.


Hdrider97 passed from us February 23, 2022. Hdrider97 was an original Tree House member and served as an administrator. Without a doubt, he was one of the most popular members of the early group. In 2008, Hd hosted a Tree House get-together in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, NV. Cliff is best remembered for devoting his life to helping those less fortunate, especially children.


Canadian lisaprok_1 was willdrosie's sister and came to the room fairly often for a while. She usually got on cam and joined in the room chat. Lisa passed quickly from a brain aneurysm on June 8, 2022.


Summerbreeze was a retired school teacher and a very gifted singer. As a Tree House regular, she was usually on cam and joining in the lively discussions. Many roomies thought her profile age was wrong as she typically appeared 15 years younger than she really was. The attached photo was taken in 2012 at our Tree House get-together in Pigeon Forge, TN. She is about 67 in that photo.
Jean passed away on January 20, 2023 at the age of 78.


2good1 was a school teacher from Florida that served briefly as a room administrator. She was also a non-blood related cousin of FineWineandCandleLight, which was discovered during room chat.
Pam struggled with cancer for a few years before passing away on
May 23, 2023, just 10 days shy of her 58th birthday