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Edna L. Wolf

August 22, 1921 - August 18, 2016

The Lord took Mom's hand and guided her through Heaven's Gates Thursday, August 18, 2016, to join the love of her life, Houston.

She was born August 22, 1921 to Charlie and Effie (Stewart) Johnston in Okalona, Arkansas. On August 21, 1937, a day before her 16th birthday she married Houston H. Wolf, at the Church of Christ officiated by Lewis Wolf, Houston's father, and they were married just shy of 72 years when Dad passed away May 18, 2009. They raised two children Lynn Nave-Rose (1941) and Timothy D. Wolf (1951).

In June of 1941 they left Arkansas and moved to Klamath Falls, Ore. From 1945 to 1950 she worked at Newberry's as a sales clerk in the candy department. In August 1952 they moved to Winston, Ore. She started working at Woolsworth as a clerk from 1954 to 1960. They lived in Dallas, Texas and Hobbs, N.M. for short periods of time returning to Oregon in 1965, and settling in Medford.

She was hired as a housekeeper for Providence Hospital in 1967 and worked there 16 years until she retired in 1983. After retirement Mom and Dad traveled many miles in their motor home, and did a lot of sightseeing of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, and a few trips back to Arkansas. Mom was a fantastic seamstress, she would see an outfit (dress, suit, slacks, etc.) in a store or catalogue, sit down at home and make a pattern from newspapers and make an almost identical outfit to fit her; she also made a few of Dad's suits and a lot of shirts. She also upholstered furniture, sofas, recliners, rockers and chair seats, almost anything that could be re-covered. A very talented woman.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn; son, Tim (Jodi); grandsons, Rich (Jac) Nave, Terry (JoAnne) Nave; step-grandsons, Phil (Tiff) Moore, Mike (Joey) Moore, and Paul Moore; grandchildren, Nicki Wolf, Trevor Nave, Rikki Nave, Brandon Nave, Amber Nave, Adri Moore; sisters-in-law, Ethel Waldon, Bernice Dolf, Katherine Gentry, and Alta Wolf (all in Ark. and Texas); and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Effie; husband, Houston; sons-in-law, Richard Nave and Jess Rose, and brothers-in-law, Oliver Waldon, Page Dolf, A.G. Gentry, and Preston Wolf.

The family gives many heartfelt thanks to the Providence Hospice nurses, aides, and volunteers who made the last days bearable for Mom with great care and understanding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Home Care and Hospice, 2033 Commerce Dr., Medford, Ore. 97504. .

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2016 at Hillcrest memorial Chapel.


Edna L. Wolf