Edna Earle Denham 1931-2013

Posted on January 9th in Obituaries

Edna was born at home in Laurel, Miss., to Earl and Glennie (Grambrell) Denham Sept. 11, 1931. She was the third of five children. She grew up in Laurel with siblings and cousins. They swam all summer and built tunnels in the cotton sheds, which was a no-no. The family would gather around the radio on Saturday nights to listen to the Grand Ole Opry.

Edna moved with her parents and two younger siblings to Burns in 1946 at the age of 15. The family moved the next year to Seneca, where her dad worked as a boilermaker with the railroad. She met and married her first husband there and bore him three children. She met her second husband in 1956 and gave him a daughter.

She lived in Oregon, Alabama, California and back to Portland where she worked at Portland Adventist Medical Center. She retired in 1995 and moved back to Burns to be near her three daughters.

She enjoyed walking, reading, watching movies and spending time with her daughters and many friends.

She attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and was a devout prayer warrior.

She is survived by her children, Janet (Lohf) Moore and husband Harry of Burns, Paula (Lohf) Hutchins and husband Duane of Hines, Robert Lohf and wife Theresa of Polson, Mont., and Lynn (Ingle) Biggs of Hines; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Dan Denham and wife Gail of Sunriver,; sister, Betsy Blomquist and husband Dave of Eagle Mountain, Utah; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many close friends.

A service will be held Friday, Jan. 11, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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