Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, 5 Feb 1998


Ethelyn Edwards was born June 3, 1920 in Haxtun to Warren D.C. Wood and Ella Sears Wood Bjorklun. She passed away January 26, 1998 at Haxtun Hospital at the age of 77.


Ethelyn attended Haxtun schools and graduated in 1939. Toward the end of World War II, she was employed as a telephone operator. She married Charles F. Edwards on June 26, 1945, at the home of her parents in Haxtun. To this union were born two sons, Chase in 1946 and Warren in 1950. The Edwards family took in several foster children.


Ethelyn was an active lifetime member of the Haxtun Church of the Brethren and served the church community in various ways. She enjoyed dancing and helping others. She belonged to the American Legion, VFW, DAV and Hospital Auxiliaries; American War Mothers, AARP, 8 & 40, 6-14 Club and the Red Cross. Ethelyn will be remembered by many as Den Mother of Scouting and Boys Club for 20 years. She was instrumental in lowering the legal voting age to 18 and could be seen daily with her husband raising and lowering the flags at the Haxtun Cemetery.


Ethelyn was preceded in death by her parents Ella and Warren Wood; her step-father August Bjorklun, Sr.   She is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Edwards; sons, Chase Edwards of Tucson, Arizona and Warren and wife, June Edwards, of Haxtun; grandchildren Jesse and wife, Jenny, and Damon and wife, Shawnda, all of Haxtun, Cindy Edwards of Arvada and great grandchildren Nichole Edwards and Brady Edwards.


Services were held on January 30, at the Church of the Brethren in Haxtun. Rev. Roy Pfaltzgraff officiated.




Family information for Ethelyn


Father: Warren D.C  Bjorklun

Mother: Ella Sears Wood



Spouse:  Charles F Edwards                                Married: June 26,1945


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