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Barbara Edwards, 58, taught French and German for five years at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas. Her school had a memorial service for her Wednesday. "The students wanted to write their thoughts in a booklet and leave mementos," said Lori Harris, a school spokeswoman. for the Clark County School District.

She was a passenger on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Sep. 13, 2001.
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September 18, 2019
Your passing on board American 77 is just sad to me. I am sure you were a good high school teacher, and I recently paid my respects to the lovely teachers you met in heaven from the Sandy Hook tragedy.

One of them was Vicky Soto, who was so brave saving the lives of little kids in her classroom from the gunman. See you in the afterlife someday.
September 4, 2019
Hi my name is Desi, I go to Shanley High School in Fargo, North Dakota. While I was reading about Barbara I saw that she taught French and German in a school in Las Vegas which I think is very unique thing to teach. I think its great that since she lived in Germany, she gave her knowledge and skill of knowing the culture to a school full of students. I also read she was a very joyful person, which is a great quality to have as a teacher and mother. Im sorry for your loss, she did great things and inspires me not to take my life for granted.
Desi D
June 7, 2016
Pentagon Memorial 9-25-2011
Karen Barnette
February 19, 2015
Teachers are such an influence on so many people. I have always loved and appreciated anyone going into that profession. I stop today to say thanks to Barbara for all of her work, and to offer a prayer of encouragement to all of her friends and family. Much love from Texas.
Del Newberry
September 12, 2013
Barbara reminds me of my aunt
Opal Hurt whose mother was a Christian of Part swedish German ancestry.
Pamela R
September 12, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of the Edwards family and all of the families whose lives were forever changed on that tragic day. I hope my photograph in some small way can inspire some individuals to visit the memorial and help keep the memory of Barbara and the others etched in our hearts and souls. I have already received notices of plans to visit the site. We are in this together. Godspeed to all.
September 11, 2013
Dear Doug, Mike and Scott and your families:

Remembering your Mom especially at this time of year. The little tree planted in her honor is growing tall.

Her spirit lives on in so many places and people. Bless you!
Judy and Jim White
September 11, 2013
Still remember your smile and laugh. We had so many fun times together.
Gayle Tondro
September 11, 2012
June 7, 2012
Lauren Goldberg
March 8, 2012
Doug, Mike and Scott
I still can't believe what happened to your Mom or Kevin... it weighs heavily on me. I hope you are all well and enjoying life as you should.
Sandra Carr-Kennedy
September 12, 2011
Ms. Edwards was next door to my Spanish class my sophomore and next door to my math class my senior year. I remember her as being a loud, funny teacher who would always joke with us when she would break for our teacher and I could always hear her class laughing. I graduated 2001 from Palo Verde and I was astonished to find out that she was one who perished in the events of 9/11. My heart goes out to her family and friends. 10 years later she is still missed and forever will be. God bless hers and everyone else soul.
LeWanda Wilson
September 12, 2011
Barbara Memorial
The Edwards family,

My wife and I visited the Pentagon Memorial for the first time ever a few days ago. Totally at random I selected Barbara's site to photograph. This was 100 per cent for my own purposes of reflection and remembrance and not for any publication whatsoever. I decided to put a face on this person and found that she was a teacher, the most important occupation in the world. I know she touched the lives of all of her students and she without a doubt is missed and will be remembered always.
My heart goes out to the Edwards family, friends, and students at this time. Please accept this note and photo as a random act of 9/11 remembrance and sympathy.
September 11, 2011
Scott,Christina and Scotty Jr.,

I think of you and Barbara every year, as well as the whole Edwards family. I didn't know Barbara personally but I used to live two houses down from you in S.C. (I lived with my Aunt and Uncle and I babysat Scotty on a couple occasions.)I just wanted you to know that your family will forever be in my heart and Barbara will never be forgotten.
Tiffany Smith
September 10, 2011
Your spirit lives on. I see it everyday in the eyes of your grandchildren.
Your eldest Mike
Mike Edwards
September 10, 2010
Thinking of you!
Hokan Ojert
September 10, 2010
On this eve of 9/11 as it does every year my heart and thoughts are with Barbara and her family. Barbara your laughter lives on in my heart. You will forever be missed.
Carmen Andrews
September 13, 2009
Ms. Edwards legacy lives on and she will never be forgotten. Each of us in our 6th grade social studies class at Hutchinson Middle School in Lubbock, Texas was given the name of a HERO who gave their lives on September 11, 2001 for a homework assignment this past Friday, September 11,2009. I was blessed to receive Ms. Edwards name and am finishing up creating a tribute to her. I am including in my tribute, a personal note to her, wonderful stories I have collected from my research of her life and teaching career, and drawings, memorabilia and photographs. We must never forget! I hope it brings you a little comfort knowing Ms. Edwards and the sacrifice she made for us will live on in our school for years to come. Some things you remember all of your life, and Barbara G. Edwards is a name that will stay with me forever.
Creighton Branch
July 1, 2009
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Doug Abraham
September 13, 2008
To the family of Barbara G. Edwards:
Barbara gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. My deepest sympathy to you. We must never forget!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
September 11, 2008
I know you only from the town that I have always lived in, Las Vegas, and more importantly I know you from the words of the loved one's still on earth mourning you, and waiting to see you again. I imagine that you are in heaven, in your picture you radiate like an angel. I am sure you will welcome your family, friends, and students into heaven one day and all of their pain will turn to joy. I am so sorry for it.
God Bless.
Michelle Dunn Avila
September 11, 2008

Every year on this day I always take time to think of you and your mother. I remember hearing her sweet voice on the phone and I know how much she meant to you. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Joanna Lant
August 19, 2008
R.I.P. Ms. Edwards. You were my favorite teacher in high school, I looked forward to your german class every day. You are truly missed by me and many others.
Jennifer Jones
May 12, 2008
As we always think about Barbara, today I decided to google her, and came across this guest book, which makes me very glad that she lived such a fulfilled life. Barbara was my mom's best friend and also like a second mom to me. So many years later, I still remember her laugh and her sweet voice. She was funny, honest, and you always knew she was on your side. Barbara obviously made a great impact on her students, friends, and above all her family. I know she is watching over us all with all the other angels...because she definitely takes care of me each day. She was a great person, who loved Germany and teaching German more than anyone I one can replace her...and still no one has.
Stacie Daigle
September 11, 2007
even though i dont no u i hope you are resting in peace
September 10, 2007
r.i.p i may not know you but let your soul rest in peace
ariana kanuha
July 19, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
November 2, 2006
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
September 14, 2006
I miss and love Barbara so much. She was one of the most important people I have met in my life. She taught me so much and I will always be thankful that I knew her. I think about her everyday and will never forget her!
Ryan Smith
September 12, 2006
Though I never went to Palo Verde, I just wanted to let you know that she is missed as a member of our community.
Crystal T
September 11, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Rena' Bohac
September 11, 2006
I was a senior at Palo Verde the year we lost Ms. Edwards. She was my french teacher during my junior year. She had the biggest heart and cared eeply for all who entered her class room. She touched my life personally by caring about me during a hard time. She was a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen. Every class she would make sure I was doing ok. Losing her was very hard, not just for me, but for the entire student body and faculty at PV. I will never forget the day we all found out. I was one of the students who set up the memorial in the cafeteria for her. It was a very hard thing to do. Many tears were shed for her loss. It was a loss that has impacted my life. 9/11/01 has personal meaning to me and my family. My brother is a sophomore at Palo Verde, and he is taking french. It saddens my heart that she is not the one teaching him and that he will never get to know what a wonderful person she was.
JaNae Bohac
September 11, 2006
God bless you Barbara You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
I only met Barbara a few times at my grandson's birthday parties and my daughters wedding. She was a wonderful friend of Gail Fahy's and my grandson loved her. She will truly be missed.
Art and Frankie Fahy
September 11, 2006
Barbara we will not forget...
Rob Mrowka
September 11, 2006
My daughter and niece were both students at Palo Verde High School. Ms. Edwards was slated to be my niece's German teacher. Ms. Edwards was not present during the first week of school because she was on a trip that she never returned from. She is in our hearts and thoughts every year at this time. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting her, her legacy lives on.
Jennifer Atkins
August 19, 2006
To the Edwards family....Mrs.Edwards was my teacher at Palo Verde when I was a freshman she had a good heart and shouldnt have been lost that day as goes for all the others lost on 9-11 my heart goes out to you.
Colleen Wagner
April 17, 2006
Barbara and I were back yard neighbors in Hyde Park in Bloomington, Indiana. One day we were chatting in the yard, and a small plane flew over us. Barbara told me that her son was actually the one flying that plane! When I asked her if that scared her, her response was 'No, not really... when your time is up, it's up.' Barbara was an amazing woman, and when I learned of her death this story came to mind. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Lorene Cahill
April 5, 2006
Honestly, it is only at this point in time that I am able to begin to talk about 9/11 and the incredible loss of Barbara Edwards. Barbara helped train me as a foreign language teacher. She was incredibly patient and kind and she knew that teaching took a ton of daily work and preparation.

I clearly remember her giving me some candy when I first observed her teaching. In between classes I saw her make the mental change from teaching German to teaching French. She was such a great example for me because I eventually became licensed in French and Spanish and had to switch languages just like her. It was incredibly difficult for me to change languages, but I knew it could be done because she was so successful at it.

Barbara, I think of you very often, especially when I am teaching. Thank you for always exemplifying the quality of perserverance.
Hilary Greene
February 17, 2005
May god and all those who are up there with with you Barbra bless you and know that your life here on earth has made a difference. Love Holly
Holly Ivy Moore
January 22, 2004
To The Edwards Family and Friends May God Be With You know that you are in my prayers.
October 17, 2003
I had Ms. Edwards as a French teacher my Sophomore year of High School, it was my first year at Palo Verde and she made it my best year. The next year I was so upset to learn on september 12 that she was on the plane that hit the Pentagon. I just found this website today on Thursday, October 16, 2003 and I wish I had known about it sooner. But it was just recently that I could hear someone talk about 9/11 without me breaking down and crying. I love you Ms. Edwards and you will always be remembered...I hope you like the Memorial built for you at the High School. I thought it was very nice it is located in the soccer field, where you would eat lunch and take your classes. I miss you and love you...You will be greatly missed.
Cari Head
September 12, 2003
On September 11, 2001 thousands of lives changed forever. Mere words cannot adequately express our family's shock, sorrow, and grief over the horrific loss brought about by this senseless act of terrorism. We pray that the lives of the Victims will be remembered far greater than the deaths they each suffered. Barbara Edwards is a testament to that. She was greatly loved and admired by all. We pray for wisdom in the face of this tragedy and hope that every person's life may change to the better. Perhaps this will foster a greater respect for life. Hopefully, we will endeavor to help others in their times of need. Let us try hard to leave a living legacy by caring more for those around us - our families, our friends, and our neighbors.

We never knew any of the victims personally; however, we know that life is very short and fragile and that they have touched many people in their walks here on earth. We pray that your families and close friends will be comforted by the wonderful memories that are forever etched in your hearts.
Jim and Judy White
September 11, 2003
Our prays are with you and your family. God be with you.
Anthony Fitzgerald
September 11, 2003
Ms. Edwards was a teacher of mine and I was greatly blessed. You do not find many teachers that make school fun and Ms. Edwards was one of them. She is an inspiration to me and I want to give my deepest respects to family and friends. She is greatly missed. Godbless.
Breann Piscitelli
September 11, 2003
My heart goes out to her family as the anniversary of this tragic day comes upon us once again. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD bless you all and bring you strength and peace.
Jodi Greene
September 11, 2003
I am so sorry about losing such a fine Lady and Teacher. We as a nation have lost a sister and the pain and memory of that horrific day will stay with us all, in some way or another. Altho I never knew Ms. Edwards being an Edwards myself kinda links us together as family in some ways thru history. God Bless the family of Barbara Edwards and everyone that knew her she will always be in our hearts, along with the rest of the victoms of 9/11
June Edwards
September 11, 2003
Our hearts are with you and your family today,
Much love,
Wende, Brian & Waverly Kremer
Wende Kremer
September 10, 2003
December 23, 2002
anne jones
October 13, 2002
I was a student of Mrs. Edwards my sophmore year of highschool which was the 98-99 school year. I had a lot of family and personal troubles that year and rarely made it to school, but when I could go I did a lot of times just because I loved her french class so much. She was a wonderful teacher, and I'm sure a wonderful person. Mrs. Edwards was the only person I knew that was taken in the attacks, but I just want you to know that I now serve in the United States Army as of March 2001 and if I am ever given the chance to bring any of the terrorists to justice, I will do whatever I can to make the loss of this great woman and all the others not be in vain.
PFC Joanne Willey, US Army
Joanne Willey (was MacGregor)
October 8, 2002
Mike, Doug, Scott -

When you were all growing up in Basking Ridge, I saw your Mother frequently, and she was always smiling, always had a nice word to say. She enjoyed life, and I know you boys have many wonderful memories of her. While she left you too soon, remember the good times, the laughter, and know that she is watching you.
Susan Shale
September 13, 2002
God Bless this wonderful person. She gave knowledge to so many, and now so many must hurt. To all of her students, I give you my deepest sympathy, to her family, I wish I could take away the grief and the pain, but since I can't, I will see to it that she is never forgotten. May god bless those whom this beautiful soul has touched.
Stephanie Scovell
September 10, 2002
Dear Mike, Doug, and Scott,
I know you may not remember me....It's been a long time. I just wanted to let you know how terribly sorry I am about your mom. I remember your mom as being a kind and warm lady with a ready smile. I think of you often.
Kim Livingston
September 10, 2002
Our children attended Chaparral High and did not know Ms Edwards - but we wanted to take a moment and this opportunity to extend our sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one. What a tragic thing.
Jim and Kathy Coffin
September 10, 2002
I just wanted everyone to know that Mrs. Edwards toched my heart so much. I meet her the year the Palo Vered was being built and classes where taking place at Bonanza. I got to set down and talk to her for a few and what she told me I could and would not ever wont to forget. She was so warm, kind hearted and I am so sorry that she had to go that way and at that time in her life. She loved teaching so much and said that she would not want to do anything other then teach.She will be missed for years years and years to come but if we keep her in our heart's she really is not gone she is just not there for us to she. She is not a Angel making sure we do not make to big of mistakes in our lifes.

With all of my love to Mrs. Edwards family and friends and all that now how wouldedrful of a person she was.
Heidi Woodall
June 19, 2002

I have been hoping to bump into you in Hoboken so I could give you a big hug, but the time passes and I wonder how likely that will be. I figured that I would write here, and hope that you might see this instead.

I think of you often, and I hope and pray that somehow, and someway you are doing OK in the days of post 9/11. Your Mom and Kevin are also in my prayers. I am sure they continue to keep a watchful eye on fact I am sure Kevin often joins you for a pint or two. Love and God Bless!
Jen Walsh - Cunningham
May 30, 2002

Ill feel your stregnth, and pain, my Brother only30 died while working in the pentagon,Allen Boyle, vicky0611at aol
vicky Duffield
May 27, 2002
We know that Barbara was a wonderful person. (any devoted teacher has to be a really neat person!!) We pray for the family and hope that the grief will be lessened at some time.
Kack and Gloria Miller
May 24, 2002
To Barbara's friends and family, even after this time, we send our prayers and thoughts to you. May God bless you with peace and comfort.Your loss is with all of us, we will not forget.
Matt and Kim Buso
May 13, 2002
Cassandra Betahrd
April 26, 2002
On Monday April 22, 1 mile was walked to honor the life of Barbara and all the family, friends and loved ones left behind. May you find some comfort in knowing that you do not grieve alone.

Barbara, you may be gone, but will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.
Kathy Swaringen`
April 18, 2002
Rest in peace. May God Bless you and all of the family and friends that you have left behind.
Angie Campbell
April 16, 2002
Mike, Doug, and Scott

My heartfelt prayers go out to you. I never got to meet your mom when we were working on LBI, but I know that she must have been an incredible lady, since you were her sons. I think of you often and hope that with time, your loss will ease. All my love and prayers.
Meghan O'Regan Coleman
March 20, 2002
Mrs. Edwards was a great teacher. My sister had her during her first year at Palo Verde. She is greatly missed by the students. And definetely by the family members (like me) who got to hear all the great things about her. May she be a guardian angel over all those she loved.
Jennifer Head
January 28, 2002
I see all those faces, page after page, and as a fellow teacher, my heart is so heavy for your loss. Barbara is now watching over her family. Evil can never truly win.
Bob Fillion
January 12, 2002
We are very sorry for your loss of Barbara. Our hearts cry with you.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
January 3, 2002
Our thoughts and prayers continue for you and your family. Thanks for being such wonderful friends to Jason, Dawn, and Skye.
Dave and Kathy Fox
September 30, 2001
September 26, 2001
Dear sons and family,

In July, Barbara sent me the most thoughtful gesture on the passing of my beloved dog, allowing me to mourn the fact that he was indeed my family member. And to me that will always characterize her; Queen of ' The thoughtful gesture'...and the pithy, irreverent comment. I will long miss her email messages so full of the laughter that characterized her beautiful countenance. My hurt runs so deep that I cannot even fathom yours; she was all that was best.
xo sandra
(shannon's sister and her friend)
Sandra Edwards
September 21, 2001
Dear Mike, Doug, and Scott,
Words cannot express how sorry we are about your Mom. We had not talked to her for some time, but remembered and talked about her constantly.
I hope you will all take care and know that Babs was loved by all who ever knew her. Much love, The McNally's
Ed and Ann McNally
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