Edna May Knickerbocker

Aug. 29, 1926 – Nov. 14, 2012

Funeral arrangements are pending for former Greybull resident Edna May Knickerbocker of Salem, Ore.  Edna, 86, died Nov. 14 in Salem.

She was born Aug. 29, 1926, on her parents’ farm near Drain, Ore., the daughter of Phillip and Minnie Vinyard Snell. She was one of six children.

The family moved to Eugene, and eventually to Santa Rosa, Calif., where Edna graduated from Santa Rosa High School.

Edna worked at the Los Angeles International Airport as an office manager for United Airlines for many years. While working for United Airlines, Edna met James Solon Knickerbocker, whom she married Sept. 5, 1964. The couple lived in Newport Beach, Calif.

The Knickerbockers retired in 1990 and moved to Greybull. They were active members of the First Baptist Church in Basin.

In 2010 Jim and Edna moved to Salem to be nearer to family.

Edna loved the Lord; she loved people of all ages and backgrounds. She was a gracious and gentle woman with a generous heart who always had a smile on her face and a warm hello for those around her.

Edna is survived by her sister, Ruth Shoush of Victorville, Calif.; two nieces and three nephews.

Burial will be at her husband’s gravesite at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Cards of remembrance can be sent to the family via Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, 605 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR, 97301.

 

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