CARBONVILLE - Edward Henry Edwards, age 99, passed away Feb. 3, 2012 at his home, with his granddaughter by his side.
He was born June 19, 1912 in Somerset, Colo., to Thomas and Flora Hasemyer Edwards.
On April 14, 1936, he married Ada Mary Cornish in Price; she passed away on Nov. 20, 1998. Hopefully Mr. Ed is dancing the Polka with The Mrs. right now!
At an early age he worked hard to help take care of his mother and siblings. He worked in the mines all his life from Standardville to Sunnyside.
In his 20's, Ed began working for Kaiser Steel in Sunnyside where he remained an active and proud supporter of the United Mine Workers of America.
Ed and Ada were excellent dancers and on the weekends they looked forward to dances at the Polka Palace, Elks and Slovenian Home, where he tended bar for many years. He loved the music of his nephew Frankie. Ed enjoyed fishing with and without his family and he spent hours fly fishing all over Utah, but Scofield was his true love. He was a life member of the Price Elk's Lodge # 1550 and was the oldest member of Carbon Lodge # 16 F. & A.M. of Utah.
He will be greatly missed by his granddaughter, Cindi Edwards Curry (Clay Iorg) Spring Glen; great and great-great-grandchildren, Mark and Markie Kerby, Helper; Trinity and Journey Kerby, Helper; Danielle, Geovani, Taylor and Lola Sandoval, South Jordan; Landon Curry, Helper; Katie and Thomas Curry, Helper; as well as his nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Richard Thomas Edwards; great-great- granddaughter, Tiffany Rae Kerby, siblings, Elizabeth Edwards Parry, Wilford Edwards and Helen Edwards Markosek.
We would like to express our gratitude to the amazing staff at CNS, with a extra extra special thank you to Angie Fausett for her kindness and concern. Edward would light up every time she visited.
Also a special thanks to Bobby and long time friend Robert at Mitchell's Funeral Home and to Clay Iorg for stopping after work every single night and visiting with him.
To all his great-grandchildren for helping out the last month and a special thank you to Journey Rose Kerby for spending so many hours and bringing happiness to Grandpa when he needed it the most.
Masonic graveside service, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, Noon, at the Price City Cemetery, with a special grave dedication from his nephew Tommy Parry. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Ed at www.mitchellfunealhome.net.
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