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Gail Randa Edwards

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Gail Randa EDWARDS Gail Randa Edwards died 4/09/2011 at age 95. She was born 11/18/1915 to Inez Larsen and Forrest G. Dudley in St. Cloud, MN, the oldest of three children. In Minneapolis she graduated from West High School, St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing and the University of Minnesota in Anesthesia. Gail was a devoted, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always treasured her family and friends. While in the Army at Ft. Stevens, OR in 1941, she married Lt. Col. W.A. Edwards. He died in 1996. They traveled the world extensively; circling the globe in 1964 and were among the first American tourist to visit China in 1978. Gail was an anesthetist at Swedish Hospital 1953-'72, and Schick Shadel Hospital 1973-'87. She was a member of All Saints and Trinity Episcopal Church in Seattle, and St. John's in Kirkland. She is survived by Gail Jung (Jim) and W.A. Drew Edwards (Maxine) and 5 grandchildren: Jennifer Pence (Eric), Andrew Edwards, David (Kristine), Roger and Susan Jung and 6 great-grandchildren: Joelle, Nora, Abby, Emily, Daniel and Michael. At Gail's request there was no service. Donations in her honor may be given to the charity of your choice or Sight Connection (for the visually impaired) at 9709 Third Ave. NE, #100, Seattle, WA 98115.
Published in The Seattle Times on May 15, 2011
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