ELIZABETH ANN EDWARDS
Of Washington, DC passed away on January 22, 2013 after a long battle with cancer in her home surrounded by loved ones. Born on April 30, 1953 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Ms. Edwards is the daughter of the late Gilbert and Virginia (nee Johnson) Edwards. Ms. Edwards is survived by her husband Mark Conheady. She is also predeceased by her brother Brian of Portsmouth. She is also survived by her cousins Joseph Edwards and Sylvia Ledford; and other relatives in the Portsmouth area. Additionally, she is survived by an extensive and adoring chosen family across the globe.
Ms. Edwards was a graduate of Portsmouth High School, Ohio State University
, Lone Mountain College in San Francisco and the School for International Training in Brattle Boro, VT.
Ms. Edwards had a wide ranging and diverse professional life including serving as a paralegal for Pacific Gas and Electric in San Francisco, CA, a Peace Corp volunteer in Napal for four years; teacher of English to speakers of other languages in Japan, India, Thailand, Finland, Egypt, Italy and finally at the School for International Training in Brattle Boro VT. Before moving to Washington and working as an events online planner at the American Postal Workers Union where she leaves many friends. Ms. Edwards extraordinary life will be celebrated in gatherings in both Washington, DC and Portsmouth, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the