Nov. 26, 1922 - April 30, 2011
Edward Wright Maughan, 88, passed away on April 30, 2011, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. He was born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada on Nov.r 26, 1922, to Hyrum and Alice Wright Maughan. He moved at a very young age to Washington state and throughout his childhood the family moved many times between Washington and Montana. Edward graduated in 1943 from Central Valley High in Spokane, where he was an outstanding athlete lettering in both varsity football and track. Following graduation he joined the Army with his younger brother, Vern. After an injury sustained during basic training, he was discharged and returned home to begin a life long career in agriculture. He was an excellent mechanic and had a passion for new inventions and raising horses. He spent many years fishing in Canada with friends. In 1946 he married Alva May Glorfield Anderson and they had three daughters in addition to her daughter and son from a previous marriage. They later divorced. In 1966 he married Linda Morasch with whom he shared the rest of his life. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and farming.
In addition to his wife, Linda, at home, he is survived by three daughters, Marie (Dan) Kelseth of St. John, Wash., Jeanne Murray of St. John, and Dona (Tom) O'Shaughnessy of Otis Orchards, Wash.; two step-children, Gracie Ann (Larry) Miller of St. John, and Bruce (Vicki) Maughan of Walla Walla. Edward had a very large blended family of grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved and enjoyed their visits. He is also survived by five siblings, Dean Maughan of Athol, Ida., Erma Scranton of Chewelah Wash., Lilly Melby of Startup, Wash., Jean Hyde of Kettle Falls, Wash., and June Howard of Farmington, Utah; and many nieces and nephews. Edward was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Norman and Vern; also his special buddies, Dawg, Sable and Jake.
At Edward's request there will be no funeral services. A gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday at 1 p.m., May 14, 2011, at the family home in Milton Freewater. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter or the Walla Walla Blue Mountain Humane Society.