EDWARDS, Dorothy Jane Also known as D. Jayhne, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2014, in Santa Rosa, CA at the age of 94. She was born July 31, 1920, in Decatur, IL, and was a graduate of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill. She is survived by her children Martin, Meredith, Marcia and Malcolm, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edwards. D. Jayhne was a striking figure in our community, always dressed in unusual, brightly colored clothing. She loved hats and costumes, and was involved in liturgical dance performances, even into her mid-80s. She enjoyed writing poetry, and was proud to win a cooking contest that incorporated her face into the new Betty Crocker image some years ago. She was also a founding partner in the locally owned Merry Edwards Winery. A memorial will be held in Sebastopol later this year.
Published in Press Democrat from Jan. 21 to Jan. 26, 2015.