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 Barbara G. <I>Vander Baan</I> Edwards

Barbara G. Vander Baan Edwards

Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurter Stadtkreis, Hessen, Germany
Death 11 Sep 2001 (aged 58)
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Burial Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Plot Soccer Field
Memorial ID 27457229 · View Source
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Palo Verde High School teacher Barbara Edwards was killed on September 11, 2001. The language teacher was one of 64 passengers and crew aboard hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 from Dulles International Airport that crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
Edwards attended a wedding in Connecticut, visited her son in New Jersey and visited the farm of Darlene and Bud Flagg in Millwood, Virginia. She was returning to Las Vegas and was with Darlene and Bud when the plane was hijacked.
Edwards was born in Germany and moved to Michigan when she was 10 years old. She lived in Bloomington, Indiana and graduated from Western Michigan University. She taught French and German at Palo Verde and Clark County Community College.
On September 11, 2003 a memorial was dedicated at the southeast corner of the soccer field. A flag was raised by the Air Force ROTC unit that had flown over both the US Capital and Pentagon. The flag was given to the Edwards family. Hand prints in the memorial signify the lives that Edwards touched. A foreign language scholarship has also been dedicated in her honor.
Edwards is survived by her sons, Doug Edwards of New Jersey, Captain Scott Edwards, a Marine Pilot and Mike Edwards who is in the Marines. She is also survived by her sister, Jane Gollan of Bothell, Washington; her parents Jack and Lissy Vander Baan both of Michigan, and two grandchildren.
Burial marker shared with her mother:
Barbara Edwards

Pentagon Memorial:
Barbara Edwards
Darlene Flagg and Darlene Flagg Memorial
Wilson (Bud) Flagg and Wilson Flagg Memorial
Memorial sponsored by: J.Sullivan

Bio by: Nevada Bob

  • Created by: Nevada Bob
  • Added: 10 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27457229
  • J.Sullivan
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara G. Vander Baan Edwards (5 Apr 1943–11 Sep 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27457229, citing Barbara G. Edwards 9-11 Memorial, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Nevada Bob (contributor 46585999) .