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Bernice Edwards Obituary

Bernice L. Edwards, 84, of Idaho Falls, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the home of her daughter. She was under the care of One Source Hospice.

Bernice was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Filer, Idaho, to Raymond Wright and Olive Yvonne Rockcliff Wright. She attended school at Filer High School. In her early years, she worked as a telephone operator.

On June 30, 1947, she married DeLoy Eugeen Edwards in Elko, Nev. She was a homemaker. Bernice and DeLoy lived in the Dubois area for 18 years, retiring in the Boise area. After DeLoy's death, Bernice moved to Idaho Falls to be near her daughters.

Bernice was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Bernice was most involved with her grandchildren and also enjoyed reading, sewing, beadwork, quilting and puzzles.

Bernice is survived by her brothers, Paul Wright of Boise and David Wright of Kansas City, Kan.; daughters, Jewel (Tim) Hoopes of Shelley and Kristine (Kenneth) Russell of Idaho Falls; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Raymond, Robert and Kenneth Wright; and a sister, Doris Deahl.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 16, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. in Idaho Falls, with Bishop Bruce Machen officiating. The family will meet with friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be in Ammon Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Published in Post Register on Feb. 16, 2013
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