Harley L. Edwards


Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Former Juneau resident Harley L. "Red" Edwards died Sept. 18, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, Ore. He was 84.

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He was born March 31, 1923, in Corvallis, to Alvin and Jessie Bevens Edwards. He spent his childhood years in Philomath, Ore., and attended school there. At 17, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served for six years.

Following his discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard, he relocated to Juneau, where he worked as a carpenter with Larsen-Edwards Builders, the Carpenters Union and Alaska Electric Light and Power, until retiring in 1995. He moved to Corvallis and has resided there since.

He is survived by his son, Joe Edwards and his wife, Lina, of Juneau; sisters, Harlene Stratton of Philomath, and C. Lavell Shaw of Corvallis; nieces, Delores Brown and Marjorie Haffner; nephew, Michael Bethers, of Juneau; numerous nieces and nephews in Oregon; and two grandchildren, Nicole Edwards and Luke Williams.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Eunice Edwards and Jackie Edwards; sisters, Lorene Hamm, Eleanor Bethers and Verna Roten; a daughter, Claire Williams; and grandchildren, Rusty Dursma and Danny Williams.

Family and friends are invited to a gathering in his memory from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at his residence, 4406 Sesame St.

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