Vella Edwards

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Vella Joan Edwards
February 14, 1937 - February 19, 2016
Vella Joan Edwards entered into rest on February 19, 2016. She was 79 years old. Born February 14, 1937 to parents L. N. "Dutch" and Ruth Hopkins, she grew up in Parma, Idaho.
She married Dean "Duke" Edwards on March 30, 1957 and together they made their home and raised their four children in Caldwell.
Vella worked as a secretary for many years, but her life was focused primarily on her children and grandchildren. After she retired, Vella found joy in music, antique collecting, volunteering, and Friday afternoon Rummikub games with her group of friends. She kept her zest for life and courage to the end. The family would like to especially thank her neighbor, Faye Moore, for being such a dedicated friend and caregiver.
Beloved mother and grandmother, Vella leaves behind her son, Michael Edwards of Chantilly, VA; son, Doug (Linda) Edwards of Wildwood, MO; daughter, Angela (Erik) Ingermann of Beaverton, OR; daughter Kathy Edwards of Nampa, ID; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was bid farewell in a family service and was laid to rest at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Condolences may be shared at
Memorials may be made in Vella's name to the , PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or to the Community Family Shelter, 1412 4th St S, Nampa, ID 83651, where she was a dedicated volunteer.

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Dakan Funeral Chapel
504 South Kimball Avenue
Caldwell, ID 83605
(208) 459-3629
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 29, 2016
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