Edward James Bigelow passed away April 6, 2013, at his home. Ed was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Oakland, Calif., to George and Ellen (Pfhester) Bigelow. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and upon his discharge worked his way to being appointed agricultural commissioner for the state of California.
He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Lisa Bigelow of College Place; his sister, Pat Meader of Seattle; his brother, Charles Bigelow of San Lorenzo, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Brian Bigelow; wife, Joan Bigelow; brothers, George, John, Robert and Thomas Bigelow; sister, Mary Ellen.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Carol Jones for her tireless care of Dad these last few months.
He asked that there be no service, therefore, his family would like to invite friends to a no host celebration at The Red Monkey on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. He loved his Sunday shrimp cocktails and we can think of no better way to remember him for the special man he was.
Memorial contributions may be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at www.herringgroseclose.com.