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I was born in Cumberland, MD to Thomas Carl Powell, Jr. & Helen Nellie Mae Riley on April 6, 1951. My father was in the United States Army & in Korea @ the time of my birth. My mother & older sister, Helen Louise, were living with my maternal grandparents, Orval Joseph Riley & Vena Elizabeth (Winters) Riley, when I was born. Because my father was in the military, we were stationed all over the United States & in Frankfurt, Germany. Before my Dad completed his last tour of duty before he retired, he received word that his father, my grandfather, Thomas Carl Powell, Sr., had been diagnosed with ALS. My dad was to return to the Sates on what the Military call "Compassionate Leave". We returned to Pocatello, ID, where I graduated in 1969 from Poky High. I attended ISU for 2.5 yrs. where I met & married my husband, David Lee Edmunds, in 1971. We had 2 daughters, Heather Ann in 1976 & Holly Jean in 1977. David worked for the UPRR until the time of his death in an MVA, while returning home from working in Soda Springs on I30. He & the engineer Greg P. Leger, were killed instantly when the car they were in encountered a semi head on. In 1984 I moved to N.California where I attended the College of Marin graduating with an ASN IN 1995. I practiced as an RN until retiring. I moved to Eastern Oregon & lived there for 10yrs. |
to be closer to my daughters, Heather Ann & Holly Jean & their families. I happily returned to Chubbuck on Jan. 1,2015 where I'm currently living & am enjoying making contact with old friens & making new ones.
I attended Hawthorne,& Franklin Junior Highs. I graduated from 'Poky' in 1969 and attended I.S.U. for a couple of three years, unfortunately though, I didn't graduate from there. I'll guess it might surprise some who knew me in my youth that I did finally graduate but it was from the College of Marin with a degree in Nursing! It only took me some 25yrs. to do it. I'm happy to say my Dad did graduate from I.S.U. I have a good deal of family buried in Mountain View. I remember when we buried Dave, there were hardly any monuments but just look @ the place!That, of course, was just a bad joke. I live in Oregon @ present and was thrilled to find this virtual cemetery! As a rule, I hate the internet but in this case, I will make an exception. Best to all of you who 'virtually' tour the grounds when I figure out what the heck I need to do I'll do it too. Maybe we will 'virtually' run into each other some time.