Katherine Edd, 84, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2012, at Villa Monte Vista, Poway, CA. Born December 15, 1927, in Warren, MN, of Norwegian immigrant parents, Hans and Laura Haugen, she was the youngest of 15 children. She lived for 30 years in MN, 5 years in Tacoma, WA, and 49 years in CA (the last 35 in Ramona, CA).|
Her career consisted of five years as a long-line operator for AT&T, in Minneapolis, MN; over 30 years in photography as a lab technician and negative retoucher; and worked as a silkscreen artist when she and her husband, Peter, owned Silk Screen Service in Orange County, CA. After her husband's passing in 1980, she had her own sign business, Edd Signs & Designs, in Ramona, CA.
Simultaneously, with many of these endeavors, she worked as a portrait-in-oil artist; genealogy, authored a non-fiction book, Where Shadows Walk (unpublished); translated the book Jorgine Boomer, by Arvid Moller from Norwegian to English; wrote poetry, one of which was published, Farmer Fiddler and Father; and also wrote a short story, Barbed Wire for Suki, in BRAVURA of Palomar College.
Her education consisted of Lincoln High in Tacoma, WA, in 1945; AA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, in 1986; Gene Hundredmark Vocational Art School in Minneapolis, MN, in 1953; and became a Certified Graphoanalyst with the International Graphoanalysis Society in 1973.
Katherine was a member of the Ramona Lutheran Church in Ramona, CA; Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 3783 in Ramona, CA; Gold Star Wives of America; Sons of Norway in San Diego, CA; and Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa.
In addition to her husband, Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, seven sisters, seven brothers, six nephews and four nieces. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Joy Edd and grandson, Ian of No. Richland Hills, TX, and Patrick and Pamela Edd of Encinitas, CA; numerous nephews and nieces; and "adopted granddaughter", Bobby Jean Tackett.
Her motto: "Don't consider me gone until I draw my last breath."
She will be honored at a memorial service on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 11:30 a.m., at the Ramona Lutheran Church, 520 16th Street, Ramona, CA 92065. Her ashes will be interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on February 22, 2012
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on Feb. 9, 2012