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Milton E. Edwards

Died: Fri., Jun. 12, 2015


Graveside Service

11:30 AM Sat., Jun. 20, 2015
Location: Carlton Cemetery


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 20, 2015
Location: Bethel Baptist Church


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Florence – Milton E. Edwards, 94, of Florence passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 of heart failure. Milt was born October 10, 1920 in Pipe Creek, TX, the son of John Elmer and Minnie Alice (Downum) Edwards. He was raised and graduated high school in Pipe Creek. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 2, 1942. He participated in 3 major battles in the South Pacific, and was awarded the Presidential Citation and other combat medals. After returning to the states in 1944, he met and married Esther Mae Maier. They had 3 sons, Denny, Terry, and John. They lived in Texas where he farmed for 2 years before moving to Missoula in 1948. He was employed by the Northern Pacific Railroad in the bridge and building department until 1957. During this time he also built and sold several homes in Missoula. He moved his family to a small ranch in Florence, MT in 1959 and began working at the Hoerner Waldorf Pulp Mill. He worked there as a Millwright until his retirement in 1982. After retiring, he and Esther spent the winters in Quartzsite, AZ where he enjoyed golfing and bowling. Milt loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He frequently fished and camped with his family at Rock Creek. He was a member of the I.O.O.F and had been an active member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Missoula since 1956. Milt is survived by his wife, Esther, of Florence; 3 sons: Denny and his wife, Shari, of Florence; Terry of Salinas, CA; John and his wife, Chrissy, of Missoula; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lema Lynd. Burial will be at the Florence-Carlton Cemetery, Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. followed by funeral services at Bethel Baptist Church at 1601 South 6th Street West in Missoula at 1:00 P.M. A luncheon will follow.

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Carol Schell
   Posted Wed June 17, 2015
Love you, Aunt Esther. So glad I got to speak with Uncle Milt recently, even though is was only for a minute. Thinking of you and praying for you.

Love Carol Janice

Lola Bennett
   Posted Wed June 17, 2015
You have my heartfelt sympathy, so glad for the memories I have for the time we all spent together in AZ. Sending my love...

Karen Hill
   Posted Wed June 17, 2015
Dear Esther and family,
I will be unable to attend Milt's service and am so sorry to miss it. Milt was a lovely man and I enjoyed his gentle humor at Friendship Club. I have some church young people coming to work (only day they could) and am fixing their lunch. My heart will be with you and honoring Milt.

You are in my prayers and I am thanking God for his hand on you as you grieve but look forward to seeing Milt again one day. God's peace be with all of you. I will enjoy seeing him again too.

Love In Christ,
Karen

Kim Murray
   Posted Fri June 19, 2015
Esther-

My love and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Milt was such a sweet, sweet man and I always looked forward to seeing you both each week at church and being greeted with a big smile, a hug, and a kiss on the cheek! And while I know this season is tinged with sadness, I know we can all find joy in the Lord's promise that we will see Milt again in the light of God's Glory. "This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life." Psalms 119:50. I will always remember Milt with a warmed heart. Love you Esther!



anouch
   Posted Tue June 23, 2015
I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May the fond memories shared with your closed one and the resurrection hope Jesus spoke of in the Bible at John 5:28,29 be a source of comfort doing this time of grief and pain. Please visit web site www.jw.org for similar comforting verses; it has personally help me.

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