EDWARDS, Elwood J. Elwood J. Edwards passed away February 3, 2012. Born to Arthur and Alvina Edwards on March 14, 1923 in Sheridan, Colorado, “Ed” was 88.
Ed served in the U.S. Army and Air Force in WWII and the Korean War and was honorably discharged in August 1952. He married Helen Louise Trippensee on December 3, 1949 in Spokane, WA and they moved to the Usk area in 1953. Ed was preceded in death by his wife in 1988. Ed worked in construction for many years, enjoyed raising cattle, working on his ranch and being outdoors. He loved his family, especially getting together with them for barbeques and taking the cows to range. He was a member of the American Legion and looked forward to going to the Pend Oreille County Fair and Rodeo every year. Ed is survived by his children Michael (and Bev) Edwards, Pat Edwards, Sherrie (and Don) Stigall, Tim (and Janell) Edwards, Karen (and Barry) Dumaw, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 9, at 2pm at the Newport Cemetery with a get-together immediately following at Ed’s house on Westside Calispell Rd. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, WA is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com