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Jean Edwards

Place of birth: DeLand, Il

Jean was born September 30, 1930, in DeLand, Ill., the daughter of Ward Wellington Edwards and Inez Marie (Leffler) Edwards. She graduated from DeLand Township High school in 1948. Ms. Edwards received her Bachelors of Arts in Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1953.  While at school, she participated in numerous sports and received a varsity letter, which was actually awarded in the 1990s.  Ms. Edwards moved to California in the 1960’s after graduating from the University of Illinois with a Master’s in Education. After receiving her teaching credential from the State of California, she spent 31 years at Venice High School (1973-1990) as a physical education teacher and coach in the Los Angeles County Unified School District. In 1987 she was honored by the Los Angeles Times as the All Westside High School Girls Basketball Coach of the year. In 1989, the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance recognized her for dedicated service in recreation.   Jean was a world traveler, traveling to five of the 7 continents.  She loved RVing with her LOLOW groups and had many adventures in the USA with this group of women.  She was an avid Peanuts fan, her favorite character being Snoopy.  

Funeral Notice Detail

Erma Jean Edwards, (88), of Santa Maria, CA., died June 29, 2019 in Santa Maria, CA. Celebration of Life services will be held September 29 from 11 am to 1pm at the home of Myra Einberg, 9139 Olin St, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Cremation will be handled by the Neptune Society. Memorials may be made to the House Ear Institute at https://hei.org/Our hearts are heavy with loss, but we celebrate the importance of a beautiful life full of devoted family and friends.  Survivors include her brothers and spouses, George and Wilma, DeLand, IL, Hobart and Norma, Mansfield, IL, Jim and Linda, Bloomington, IL; sister, Cleta, Santa Maria, CA; 10 nieces and nephews, 11 great-nieces and nephews.   Jean was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Ginny and Kay, brother Robert and nephew John.Mailed condolences can be sent to the Beal Family at 919 Stacy Anne Terrace, Santa Maria, CA 93455

A Memorial Service will be held at

Myra Einberg

9139 Olin St

Los Angeles , CA 90034

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