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Noel Theron Edwards

1917 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Noel passed away on December 6, 2014. Noel Theron Edwards born January 17,1917, in Jayton, TX. He was 97, 6 weeks shy of 98. He was 4th son born to Benjamin Edwards and Hettie Garnett Edwards Morgan.
He was preceded in death by parents and brothers, Garnett Edwards, Henry Edwards, Gordon Edwards, and Newell Edwards. Also preceded in death by step-father Homer Morgan, and is survived by brother, Homer Dale Morgan, of Texico, NM.
Theron never married, nor had any children. Having lived in the Quay community for many years, in 1974 he and his mother moved into Tucumcari to be next door to his niece Susan and husband Jim Welsh. In 2000, Theron moved from Tucumcari to Logan to again live by Susan Welsh Boulware and husband Darrel. For the past 3 1/2 years, Theron has resided at the Thomas E. Creek VA Community Living Center in Amarillo, TX.
He is survived by many more nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Theron served during WWII in the US Army, Horse Cavalry 1st & 8th Divisions, from February 1941-September 1945. While fighting the Japanese in the Philippines, he was badly injured on April 11, 1941, he was hit by Japanese grenade shrapnel. Theron never fully recovered from the affects of the war.
He enjoyed family gatherings, and in his younger years hunting, trapping and training and caring for horses. He was an avid reader. He was a unique man but he had the same wants, needs and desires as everyone else -- to be accepted, cared for & loved.
Graveside services celebrating his life will be Wednesday morning, December 10th 2014, in the Quay Cemetery at Quay New Mexico beginning at 11:00 AM
Pall bearers: Darrel Boulware, Allen Edwrds, Cory Gatlin, Mindy Welsh Johnson, Warren Johnson, and Dustin Welsh. Honorary Pall Bearers: all nieces and nephews.
The family suggests for those who wish, donations may be made to in loving memory of Theron Edwards.
Arrangements entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari , NM
Published in the Quay County Sun on Dec. 10, 2014
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