Edna Nielsen, 74, of Medford, Ore., passed away peacefully Nov. 3, 2012, with her family by her side.

Edna was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Zaki and Zakieh Raheb who preceded her in death.

She married Knud Nielsen in 1959. They lived in California before moving their family to Oregon in 1968.

Edna was a loyal and hard-working member of the Rogue Valley Medical Center staff for 32 years prior to retiring.

Edna was known for her loving ways and unconditional love for her family and friends. She will surely be missed.

She is survived by seven loving siblings; four children, Kenneth Nielsen, Theresa Lyon, Linda Gill, and Margaret Lowe; her grandchildren, Jennifer Rullamas; Matthew and Angela Nielsen; Kristy Hamblen; Timothy Lyon; Dustin and Corey Nielsen; Melissa Pickard; Sara, Stefanie, and Nicholas Lowe; and nine great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held Saturday at the Veteran's cemetery in Eagle Point.