|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1942|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 2004|
Ed Blaine of Silver Lake passed away on June 18, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland as the result of heart complications. He was 62. Ed was born on May 12, 1942 in Baker, Oregon to Robert Blaine and Jessie (Blaine) Martin. Ed married the love of this life, Marlyn, on July 1, 1978, They celebrated 25 wonderful, loving years together.
Ed meant the world to mom and they were true soul mates, he was her true love, as she was his. Together they have five children, son, Scott Blaine and wife Lisa; daughters, Diane Manley, Connie Knapp and husband Scott, Laura Gwyn and husband Lee and Keri Myers and her partner Dave. Ed's children will deeply miss him, but we will carry all of our wonderful memories with us and share them forever with our children. Papa has nine grandchildren who adored him very much. His grandbabies are Tyler Knapp, Kyle Manley, Brittany Sherman, Damon Knapp, Lindsay Duncan, Amanda Duncan, Ethen Myers, Raven Myers and Zachary Gwyn. Papa also had two great granddaughters, Macye and Kailey. They will miss their papa tremendously; they lost a great fishing buddy.
Every time they see a fish jump, that will be their papa letting them know he is still with them. Fish on! Also surviving Ed is his mother, Jessie Martin and siblings Bobbie Nelson, Paul Martin, Carol Little and Mary Miller. Plus his second set of parents Bob and Elaine Schreiner, and many loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Blaine and stepfather, Melvin Martin.During Ed's journey in life he graduated from Cottage Grove High School, then he enlisted in the United States Army for 3 years. After that journey he asked to be transferred to Longview while working for Johnson Controls, this is when he met Marlyn. He was the owner of Blaine company for 18 years; he was a heck of a businessman. But the most favorite job that he had was the time he worked for Cadillac Ranch as a limousine driver, he loved that job. Ed was a people person, plus it was a place that dealt with one of his favorite hobbies, card playing. Ed was presently working for Air Pro as the Sales Manager and he enjoyed his job. In his journey he had belonged to many organizations; Kelso Eagles, Longview Lions, Longview Yacht Club, Salem Elks,and bowling leagues. His most favorite club of all was his 9:00 coffee group. Ed was a fun loving, caring, and outgoing man. Nobody was a stranger to him; he shook everyone's hand. Mom said whenever they would get into an elevator by the time it reached their destination Ed had new friends made already. He had a charming old fashion manner about him. He enjoyed going boating, fishing, camping,and BBQ's.
He also had a passion for playing cards. Ed adored playing two handed pinochle with his wife. He truly loved being with his family. Ed was an excellent husband, a great dad, and he was a super papa. He will be missed much. Ed ( also known as Fast Eddy) loved to have a good time with his family, and his many friends. Ed stated recently that he had lived his life to the fullest and has had no regrets. He traveled, he played and he had a wonderful life. At his request no service will be held.
Fast Eddy wanted a celebration of the life that he had lived. His family and friends will gather for a potluck on June 26, 2004 at 1:00 p.m., at Riverside Park by the play area on the right side. Please join us in remembering Ed. If you wish to make a gift in Ed's name, please make a donation to the Kelso Eagles, c/o Heart Research Fund.
Silver Lake Cemetery
Created by: Doris Hartman
Record added: Jun 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71429501