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Edy Lou Benjamin
SILVER CITY, NM: Edy Lou Benjamin, also known as Summer Breeze, peacefully passed away in her home on May 21, 2014.
Edy Lou Noser was born in Chattanooga, TN, May 8, 1934. She attended high school in Mansfield, Ohio, and later received a RN degree from a college in Suffern, N.Y. She practiced nursing in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Missouri, and in New Mexico at the Fort Bayard hospital. She had been a resident of Silver City since 1980.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Nina Brazzell of Toledo, Ohio; and a grandson, Daniel Trilli of Cloudcroft, N.M.
She is survived by siblings, Lilly Fellure, Alice Armstrong, Emma Chronister, Jim Noser in Ohio and Ed Noser in Missouri; many nieces and nephews; four children, Jesse Franklin-Owens (Georgeann), Cathleen Owens and Doreen Glover, all of Silver City, and Kenneth Owens, whereabouts unknown; grandchildren, Jeremiah Trill of Las Cruces, Aspen Franklin-Owens of Tucson, AZ, Joseph Franklin-Owens, Tierra Franklin-Owens and Miriel Manning, all of Silver City, Shanti Ceane of Spring Lake, MI, and Star Countryman of Canton, GA; and great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Kodah Martinez of Silver City and Aspen and Andie Countryman of Canton, GA.
She started publishing poetry in 1989, which included the writings of more than 200 poets, locally, nationally and from 27 different countries, under the name Motherbird.com. Her own poetry was published under the name of Summer Breeze (a name given to her by a Mohawk Indian in 1982). An Ebook version of her last chapbook, "Stretching of the Heart" (free) may be found at Motherbird.com/books. She published more than 3,000 pages of poetry on the Internet. Her poem "Ode to Rosa Parks" was purchased by McGraw-Hill to be used in a school textbook.
Memorial services will occur at a later date and cremation is being handled by Baca's Funeral Chapels.
Bacas Funeral Chapel - Silver City
Highway 180 East at Delk Drive
Silver City, NM 88061
Published in the News Journal on June 6, 2014