Edwin Merill Chrisman
April 18, 1918 - May 20, 2015
On Wednesday, May 20, Edwin Merill Chrisman, of Hood River, Ore., died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. Born April 18 1918, in Lubbock, Texas, his parents were Benjamin Franklin Chrisman and Mildred Boyer, who moved to California when Edwin was a child.
Married to Garnet May Conley Oct. 1, 1940, he lived in California and then later in the Hood River Valley, where he owned and operated a pear orchard in Parkdale.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Garnet, and their son, Robert, of Vancouver, Wash. He is also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandsons, all who live in the Northwest.
A graveside service for Edwin’s family and friends will be held Saturday, May, 30,at 2 p.m. at Idlewilde Cemetery, 980 Tucker Road, Hood River. The Rev. Robert E. Chrisman will officiate.
Memorial donations, if any, should be directed to Providence Hospice of the Gorge.
Arrangements under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
Condolences are being received online.