|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1923|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 2014|
East Oregonian, Pendleton, OR, 15 July 2014
Former Milton-Freewater resident Edna Mae Aichele-Harwood, 91, died Monday, July 7, 2014, in Baker City.
She was born Jan. 31, 1923, in Hazelgreen, Mo. Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, July 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater.
A funeral will be held Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Observer, La Grande, OR, 23 July 2014
Formerly of North Powder
Edna Mae Aichele-Harwood, 91 of Baker City, a former resident of Milton-Freewater and North Powder, died July 7 at Settler's Park, an assisted living and memory care center. Her funeral was held July 18 at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater with interment at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Powder City Library in care of the funeral home.
Life Story at www.munsellerhodes.com
Edna Mae Aichele-Harwood, 91 of Baker City, a former resident of Milton-Freewater and North Powder, died July 7, 2014, at Settler's Park, an assisted living and memory care center.
Her funeral will be held on Friday, July 18th at 11 a.m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Interment will follow at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 17th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Edna Aichele-Harwood to the North Powder City Library in care of the funeral home.
Edna was born on Jan. 31, 1923, at Hazelgreen, Mo., to Claude E. and Mary Mae Bowling. She lived in Missouri and Texas before moving to Oregon in 1938 where she met and married Emanuel Aichele in 1941. They made their home in Milton-Freewater where they raised three children. Edna enjoyed homemaking, canning, cooking, sewing, raising flowers, reading and being involved in her children's school and church activities. Later, she enjoyed working as a home-care provider, nurse's assistant, home child care provider (baby-sitting) and in the fruit packing houses. Her favorite job was working as a teaching assistant at the local day care and preschool center. Emanuel died in 1987. She married Jack Woods of Milton-Freewater in 1989. They divorced in 1994.
Edna married James G. Harwood of Echo in 1996. They met at a yard sale and Edna always thought she got a great bargain. The couple lived in Weston before moving to North Powder in 2002 where they lived until they entered the assisted living center in Baker City in 2013. Edna recently entered the memory care unit where she lived for the last five weeks of her life. While in North Powder, Edna and Jim attended the Methodist Church and enjoyed baking zucchini bread and cooking together. She loved visiting friends and family. If you met her once, you were her friend for life.
She loved reading her Bible and her faith saw her through life and health challenges. Her memory failed in the last year of her life, but during her last few days she was very clear about going home to be in the presence of the Lord. "Her smile and laughter brought joy to her family, friends and world," her daughter, Glenda, said.
Survivors include her husband, James Harwood of Baker City; a son, Manuel Claude Aichele of Arizona; a daughter, Glenda M. Carter of North Powder; a sister, Evelyn Lucille Moore of Missouri; grandchildren, Lisa L. Aichele, North Powder, Douglas D. and Annie Aichele, Everett, WA, Morgan Andrews, Fresno, CA., Jacob and Robyn Aichele, Paulsbo, WA., Zachary Aichele, Washington, Zanette and Gregory Baurer, Gresham, OR., Sherry Aichele-Chrisco, Salem, OR., Jeannie Aichele, California, Rhonda and Scott Aichele-Johnson, Reno, NV., Justin and Cynthia Aichele, Sun Valley, Crystal Aichele, Sparks, NV.,18 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, several stepchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Edna was preceded in death by her husbands, Emanuel Aichele and Jack Woods; a son, Douglas Gideon Aichele; son-in-law, Bruce Carter; and brother, Clarence Bowling.
Emanuel Aichele (1913 - 1987)
Douglas Gideon Aichele (1946 - 2008)*
Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 19, 2010
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