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Edwina B. Close

1933 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Edwina B. Close Obituary
Edwina Close, at the age of 84, met the Lord she dearly loved on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. She was born on August 9, 1933 in New York to Edwin and Viola Bowen, who preceded her in death. She is survived by William Close, her husband of 68 years. God blessed them with four daughters: Terry Creech of Visalia, CA, Toni Ness of Lake Elsinore, CA,, Kolleen Montoya of Fort Worth, TX, Kathy Sanchez of Lake Elsinore, CA, and a son by choice, Robin Bowen of Fontana, CA. Also, surviving is her sister, Judy Goodman of OK. Her brother Darwin Bowen had preceded her in death. She leaves 20 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Bill and Edwina married in 1950 and made their home in Whittier, CA. Edwina was a stay at home mother for 28 years. She had always dreamed of having a college education. She achieved that dream at the age of 50 when she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant. She worked as a CPA for 15 years before retiring in Lake Elsinore, CA.
Edwina began learning about her Lord as a small child. She lived her life so others would want to know about her Jesus. She was active in First Baptist Church in Whittier, CA and Lake Hills Community Church in Lake Elsinore, CA. She loved to do missionary work, teach Sunday School, and help others. She continued to study her Bible to learn more about her Jesus until the end of her life.
Graveside services will be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA. The Memorial service will be held in Lake Elsinore, CA.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 6, 2018
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