Evelyn P. Edinger
HARBERT– Evelyn P. Edinger, 86, of Harbert, Michigan died Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2012, at her home with her loving family by her side.
Eve was born July 1, 1925 to Harry and Edna (Lord) Perkins in Sanford, Maine. She earned her RN degree and was employed by Mass General Hospital in Boston. She proudly served her country in the US Air Force, attaining the rank of Major. On November 21, 1957 she married Robert Lynn Edinger at the Altus Oklahoma Air Force Base. Eve and Bob spent their first three years of marriage stationed in Spain, first at Zaragoza Air Base and then at Moron Air Base in Seville. Their twenty years in the USAF took them to many places in the U.S. and around the world where they met and made life long friends. On July 4, 1976, Eve and Bob came home to Birchwood and they were able to renew old friendships and make new friends. It was at this time that Eve returned to college and earned her Masters Degree in Social Work. She returned to the work force at Riverwood Center and also worked with Alzheimer patients at the Whitcomb Tower.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Nancy Smith, Jane and Ron Alexander, Judy and Paul St. Martin, Anthony and DeDe Perkins, and Gregory Perkins, her cousin Linda Hanson, sister-in-law, Margeret Perkins, many grand nieces, grand nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob on September 6, 2009, and by two sisters and a brother.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Pobocik Funeral Home, Three Oaks with Mr. Garry Lange as celebrant. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery with full military honors presented by the Randall Couchman American Legion Post 204. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until 11:30 am on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250; Humane Society of Southwest Michigan,641 South Crystal Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022, or to the Randall Couchman American Legion Post 204, P.O. Box 141, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128.
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