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EDNA M. BRASFIELD Edna M. Brasfield, a long time resident of Richland, WA, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA. Inurnment graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born in Rock-hampton, Queens-land, Australia, Edna was swept off her feet by the young and charming Roy Brasfield while she was working at an airplane instrument shop in Brisbane, Australia at the height of WWII. The two were married July 25, 1944. They Moved back to the US and settled in Richland, where they raised three children. Edna worked at the Bon Marche in Richland and Columbia Center for over 22 years. She had a life full of family, friends, work, and hobbies--all with the most caring, positive attitude that touched everyone around her. Edna played tennis for most of her life, loved swimming, exercising at 'the Club' and was an elegant water skier with her "Step Start" slalom routine. She loved playing bridge, baking, reading, and socializing with friends. Another passion was gardening; she had beautiful gardens, was a member of the Rose Association and received numerous awards for her colorful landscaping. Oh, and she never missed Dancing With The Stars! Edna really gave life a 'shake!' Edna was blessed with great friends and family who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Roy, who passed away in 2007. She is survived by daughters Marilyn Brasfield, Cindy Ducich (Dan), and son, Scott Brasfield; five grandchildren, Stephanie Owen (Scott), Christopher Mulligan (Shawnta), Ali Ducich, Stefan Ducich, and Michelle Brasfield; and five great grandchildren, Wesley, Spenser, & Grant Owen, Liam & Riley Mulligan. There will be an inurnment graveside service held at Sunset Gardens, 915 By Pass Hwy, Richland, on Saturday, May 21, at 1:00 pm, followed by a reception at Events at Sunset, also located on cemetery grounds. Everyone who shared the fun of life with Edna is invited and urged to attend!
Published in Tri-City Herald on May 18, 2016