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Nannette Wilhelmina <I>McAndie</I> Edwards

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Nannette Wilhelmina McAndie Edwards

Birth
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death
13 Aug 2015 (aged 82)
Burial
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA GPS-Latitude: 45.4664694, Longitude: -122.6723167
Plot
Section 1 Space 72A
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Nannette Wilhelmina Edwards, 82, died peacefully Aug. 13, 2015, surrounded by her loving husband, son and daughter. Nannette was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Portland. Her mother, Nan Groth, stepfather, Harold McAndie and grandparents, Henry and Judith Groth raised her in Portland where she attended Gregory Heights School and Grant High School. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Nannette met her future husband, G. Thomas Edwards, in 1956, in Ocean Lake, where they married the following year at the congregational church. They followed Tom's college teaching career to San Jose State College and in 1964, to Whitman College in Walla Walla, and retired to Portland in 2000. Nannette had a long and distinguished teaching career starting in 1954 with the Parkrose and Eugene school districts. She continued her teaching career in Walla Walla where she substituted and became a fifth grade teacher at Green Park School from 1973 to 1993. Nannette took great pleasure teaching reading and writing and watching her students learn. Her students benefited from her teaching abilities. In addition to raising two children and teaching, Nannette was an accomplished violinist, which she started playing when she was 6 years old. She played in the Eugene Symphony for two years and in the Walla Walla Symphony for more than 25 years. Nannette was also a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, a music fraternity. Nannette enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking, gardening, baking, homemaking and listening to classical music. Her home always welcomed guests. Nannette used her cooking skills to entertain family, friends and company, including baking goodies for Whitman College students who came to the house for history seminars. She became the second mother for many of the neighborhood children. Nannette valued family and friends and wrote numerous letters. Her Swedish heritage was important to her. She spoke Swedish, decorated her house with Swedish knick-knacks and delighted her family with Swedish pancakes, meatballs and other foods. Nannette and Tom traveled three times to Sweden, and they also traveled extensively in the United States and abroad. Nannette's greatest joy was to be with her family. Tom and Nannette were married 58 years. She faithfully supported him during his teaching career and her children's activities and careers. Her five grandchildren benefited from her love and baking skills. Nannette is survived by her husband, Tom; son, Randall Edwards (Julia Brim-Edwards) of Portland; daughter, Stephanie Plowman (Gary) of Spokane; and grandchildren, Katherine, Thomas and Jackson Brim-Edwards, and Reid and Marie Plowman. The family would like to thank Dr. Marion Hodges for her compassionate medical care and to the caregivers and medical staff at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego for the wonderful nurturing given to her. Supported by these skilled individuals, Nannette handled her Alzheimer's disease gracefully for more than three years.
Published by The Oregonian from Aug. 28 to Aug. 30, 2015
Nannette Wilhelmina Edwards, 82, died peacefully Aug. 13, 2015, surrounded by her loving husband, son and daughter. Nannette was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Portland. Her mother, Nan Groth, stepfather, Harold McAndie and grandparents, Henry and Judith Groth raised her in Portland where she attended Gregory Heights School and Grant High School. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Nannette met her future husband, G. Thomas Edwards, in 1956, in Ocean Lake, where they married the following year at the congregational church. They followed Tom's college teaching career to San Jose State College and in 1964, to Whitman College in Walla Walla, and retired to Portland in 2000. Nannette had a long and distinguished teaching career starting in 1954 with the Parkrose and Eugene school districts. She continued her teaching career in Walla Walla where she substituted and became a fifth grade teacher at Green Park School from 1973 to 1993. Nannette took great pleasure teaching reading and writing and watching her students learn. Her students benefited from her teaching abilities. In addition to raising two children and teaching, Nannette was an accomplished violinist, which she started playing when she was 6 years old. She played in the Eugene Symphony for two years and in the Walla Walla Symphony for more than 25 years. Nannette was also a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, a music fraternity. Nannette enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking, gardening, baking, homemaking and listening to classical music. Her home always welcomed guests. Nannette used her cooking skills to entertain family, friends and company, including baking goodies for Whitman College students who came to the house for history seminars. She became the second mother for many of the neighborhood children. Nannette valued family and friends and wrote numerous letters. Her Swedish heritage was important to her. She spoke Swedish, decorated her house with Swedish knick-knacks and delighted her family with Swedish pancakes, meatballs and other foods. Nannette and Tom traveled three times to Sweden, and they also traveled extensively in the United States and abroad. Nannette's greatest joy was to be with her family. Tom and Nannette were married 58 years. She faithfully supported him during his teaching career and her children's activities and careers. Her five grandchildren benefited from her love and baking skills. Nannette is survived by her husband, Tom; son, Randall Edwards (Julia Brim-Edwards) of Portland; daughter, Stephanie Plowman (Gary) of Spokane; and grandchildren, Katherine, Thomas and Jackson Brim-Edwards, and Reid and Marie Plowman. The family would like to thank Dr. Marion Hodges for her compassionate medical care and to the caregivers and medical staff at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego for the wonderful nurturing given to her. Supported by these skilled individuals, Nannette handled her Alzheimer's disease gracefully for more than three years.
Published by The Oregonian from Aug. 28 to Aug. 30, 2015

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