Nelda Wiley Edwards passed away on July 23, 2013 in Houston, TX. She was born July 18, 1929 in Blanket, TX, to her late parents, Albert Yancey Wiley and Ella Mae Harris Wiley.
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Nelda attended Daniel Baker College, Brownwood, TX. She retired from Monsanto Chemical Co, Texas City, TX after 34 years of service. She then went to work at Kellogg now KBR. Her last position was at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside, and remained there until a few years ago. She will be missed by many friends, fellow employees, and her cat Cody.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Albert E. Wiley; she is survived by her sister-in-law, Marge Wiley of Chandler, AZ, a nephew, Michael E. Wiley of Yuma, AZ, a niece Madelynn Terzenback of Temple, AZ and a great niece, Robin Hayenga of Chandler, AZ.
She gave her body as a gift of life to the University of Texas Willed Body Program. There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life at St Luke's United Methodist Church's Chapel, 3471 Westheimer Rd. at 11 am on August 27, 2013. There will be a reception following the service in The Hines Baker Room at the church.
Donations may be made to your local Cancer Research Center.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Aug. 25, 2013