Edith Faye McCafferty Elward, 81, a Parkdale, Ore., resident, passed away March 25, 2010, at Flagstone Senior Living in The Dalles, Ore. Graveside services will be held Monday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at Idlewilde Cemetery.
Edith was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Montrose, Colo., to Elmer and Jesse (Louthan) Williams. After graduating from high school the family moved to Parkdale, Ore., where soon after she married Norman McCafferty. They had five children. Norman died in 1972. She worked in the fruit industry and also was a cook at the “Y” Inn for years. Later she married Donald Elward.
Edith enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and baking. One of her greatest joys was cooking and baking for others.
She is survived by four children: Donna Lindsey, of The Dalles, Gale McCafferty, of Parkdale, Daren McCafferty and his wife, Martha, of Parkdale, and Rose and her husband, Doug Hepner, of White Salmon, Wash.; and brother Lester Williams and his wife, Eunice, of Yuma, Ariz. Eleven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by husbands Norman, in 1972, and Donald, in 1995; two brothers, five sisters and daughter Sharon.
The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Heart of Hospice in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a condolence for Edith’s family.
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