Glenda Edvalson

1928 - 2013


Glenda Edvalson

Dec. 21, 1928 — May 23, 2013

Glenda Lorraine Curl Edvalson, 84, of Milton-Freewater, passed away on May 23, 2013, in Tigard, Ore., under her daughters’ care.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Milton-Freewater, with Bishop John Wells conducting. Viewing for family and friends will be held at 10 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Concluding services and interment will follow at the Union Cemetery in Union, Ore. at 3 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Glenda Edvalson to the Breadbasket in care of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.

Glenda Lorraine Curl Edvalson began her life on Dec. 21, 1928, the daughter of Dudley Walter Curl and Katie Ida Kohler Curl. She lived 40 years of her life in Union, Ore. After being diagnosed with cancer much care was given by her daughters, and Park Manor in Walla Walla.

Glenda married Elmer Kohler Edvalson on Jan. 2, 1948, together the couple had six children. Glenda’s greatest pride was her children and grandchildren. She loved them unconditionally and they loved her. Because of her gentle and loving nature she was the grandma magnet.

In 1967 they moved from Union to Walla Walla for two years before settling in Milton-Freewater in 1969, where she resided till her health failed her. Glenda’s interests and hobbies were art — sketching with charcoal and pencil, mostly people, birds and nature — reading, gardening and flowers, cooking, and she was known for making the best pies. Her greatest love was dancing. She and Elmer would go to the Grange every Saturday until Elmer’s health failed.

In her empty-nester years, Glenda and Elmer loved serving together in the community. They would can more than 100 jars of each variety of fruit and give them to the widowed or less fortunate. They also helped at the Breadbasket, collecting and distributing food to those in need.

Survivors include her daughters: Lorraine Maughan and spouse Brent of Spokane. Sherri Walton and spouse Kent of Tigard, Ore., andKelly Campbell O’Dell and spouse Randy of Milton-Freewater; 21 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; also Kevin Campbell, Val Taylor, and Linda Edvalson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Edvalson who passed away June 23, 2012; her son, Allen Ray Edvalson (who died at the age of 9); daughter, Janell Taylor; and son, Tom Edvalson both passing in 2003; her sister, Betty Orton; and a granddaughter, Natalee Marie Walton passing in 2010. To leave a condolence on-line visit,


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