Baker City, Oregon
Della Edison, 52, of Baker City, died March 22, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
A celebration of her life will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 2005 Valley Ave. A dinner will follow the service.
Della was born in John Day to Opal and Norma Davis. After moving to Baker City, she met and married James Edison Sr. They enjoyed 34 years of marriage in which time they had three children: James Edison Jr., Kathy Free and Carrie Johnson. She also considered Rudy Soliz to be her son.
Her greatest joy in life came from spoiling her 10 grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed greatly by all.
Survivors include her husband, James Edison Sr. of Baker City; her children, James Edison Jr. and his wife, Leanne, of Boardman, Kathy Free, Carrie and Rod Johnson and Rudy and Debbie Soliz, all of Baker City; a sister, Linda Pifher-Davis; a brother, Rick Davis; grandchildren, Cheylan, Raymond and Kirsten Edison, Tyler, Amanda and Trevor Free, Wyatt and Aleecia Johnson and Sean and Tiffany Soliz; nephews, Shea Maliwauki and Jim Howerton; a niece, Nicole Howerton and many other nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Roger Davis, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Memorial contributions may be directed to James Edison Sr. This may be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 26, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor