Juneau resident Edna A. Caldwell, 76, died Dec. 1, 2003, in Anchorage.
She was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Denver, Colo., one of eight children. She married and moved her family to Juneau in 1955. She worked for more than 25 years in accounting for the State of Alaska Department of Administration in Juneau, and briefly in Anchorage, before she retired. She also served for 18 years as a board member for the Alaska State Employees Credit Union.
Her family wrote, "Edna was a strong, hardworking, spirited, kind, loving woman, and an extraordinary mother. She was extremely dedicated to her family and single-handedly saw to their welfare. This magnificent woman will be greatly missed by all of her family."
She was preceded in death by five of her siblings; her son, David Caldwell; and her grandson, Michael Caldwell.
She is survived by her sister, Alberta Warfield of Prosser, Wash.; her brother, Frank Hunt of Grandview, Wash.; her daughter, Avonna Murfitt of Anchorage; her sons, Ron Caldwell of Talkeetna, Ray Caldwell of Wasilla and Darrell Caldwell of Juneau; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Chapel by the Lake. A celebration of life will follow the service.