Edie Hein, 74, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, Nov. 3, of complications from Dementia.
Edie is survived by her husband Don and their two adult children.
Edie, born Edith Miriam Stanley in Portland in August of 1943, was the first born of four children to the late Charles and Josephine Stanley of West Linn.
Her two brothers Norman and David preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Lynn Luhman, of Sparks, Nev.
Edie married Don Hein in June of 1963, and remained his one and only until she left this world. Together they had two girls, Deborah Brainard (Ed Burger) and Sarah (Gene) Miller; grandchildren, Scott Brainard, Nick Brainard, Emma Miller, Olivia Miller, Kyle Miller, and Abby Miller.
Edie graduated from West Linn High School in 1961, and pursued her higher education at Portland State University where she graduated with a human resources degree in 1988.
Edie was good with numbers and was able to assist many people with bookkeeping and tax preparation.
She also had a big heart and volunteered much of her time to the local food bank.
In addition, she loved to spend time with her grandchildren and supported them in 4-H, FFA, sports, theater and all of their various activities.
Edie traveled a lot with her sister Lynn and was able to visit many places that most of us will only read about. She loved to visit friends and relatives and attended family reunions as much as possible.
Don and Edie had a small farm that they both worked, and Edie became exceptionally proficient as a midwife during lambing season.
They had converted a Christmas tree farm into pastureland when they first moved there and spent many days cleaning it up. She was picking up those darn leftover tree sticks in her sleep.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran, 1770 Baxter Road SE, Salem. Dress is casual.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Edie’s name to Willamette Valley Hospice. Farnstrom Mortuary is handling arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at FarnstromMortuary.com.
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