Loren Dwight Edwards (1930 - 2018)

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Loren Edwards, beloved husband of Linda Edwards, went to his eternal home on Sept. 29, 2018, at Denver Hospice, Lowry.
He was born in South Dakota, son of Earl and Verna Edwards. Preceding here were his wife, Ellen, daughter Kathy, siblings Dorene Seidel, Calvin Edwards, Glenn Edwards, Irene Curl and Harold Edwards.
Suriving are his wife of 11 years, Linda, son Jon (Maria Pilar), sister Naomi Dutch, stepchildren Kristi (Tom) Butterfield, Jodi Runge, Kelli (David) Ramsdale, Charlie (Melissa) Fitzgibbon, Janice (Travis) Smith and their children along with many nieces and nephews.
Loren enjoyed a good scotch, classic autos, skiing, boating, camping, joking, converstions, studying wartime history, hitch-hiking, mincemeat pie, Colorado peaches, candy and sweets, investing, his doggies, hunting, fishing and planting trees on his land in Evergreen before moving to a senior community in Denver.
He will be remembered for his wide grin, helping others, telling stories and a zest to live life to the fullest.
He graduated from Dawson High School in Dawson, Iowa. He served in the armed forces in Korea and graduated from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, after which he privately owned pharmacies in Iowa, Denver and Evergreen.
Loren was a lifetime member of the Idaho Springs Masonic Lodge. He was proud of raising himself up out of a childhood of poverty to become a successful self-made business owner.
In Korea, Loren earned a Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. A small military service and interment will be on Nov. 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
All are invited to a memorial reception on that same day at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Evergreen, 3757 S. Ponderosa Drive, Evergreen.
Donations can be made to the Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center or to Alzheimer's research.
Religious Service Information
United Methodist Church
3757 Ponderosa Dr
Evergreen, CO 80439
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Published in Canyon Courier on Oct. 31, 2018
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