1922 - 2012
Beloved mother of Jeremy Edwards, Walla Walla, precious sister and friend to Norma Zug, Walla Walla, treasured aunt to Cynthia Witherspoon, Walla Walla; Judith Steele, Oklahoma City; Lee Zug, San Francisco; Kimberly Jones, Sandy, Utah; Susan Watkins, El Dorado Hills, Calif.; Christine Kelly, Mountain View, Calif.; Steven Kelly, Monterey, Calif.; great-aunt to 12 nieces and nephews.
Muriel Edwards was born and raised in Manchester, England. Following school, she served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service during the war from 1941 to 1944. Following the war, Muriel traveled to the U.S. to visit her sister, who was a “war bride,” and had moved to the U.S. with her American husband when the war ended. During this visit, Muriel met and married Robert Edwards, and America became her new home. Muriel lived her life as a beautiful and exemplary lady who was much loved and respected by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Christopher Edwards; her brother, Paul Christopher Kelly; and her husband, Robert Edwards. She remained living independently with her usual vigor and determination, following the death of her husband in 2006. Her 90th birthday was on Dec. 11. She will be greatly missed by her family. May her sweet and gentle soul rest in everlasting Peace.