Earl Grant Edwards passed away on October 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on February 13, 1934, in McGill, Nevada, to David Heber Edwards and Agnes Ann Bradshaw. He married Kayleen Ann Rosevear on December 24, 1953, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George, Utah, Temple on December 23, 1959.
He attended BYU. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After his service, he returned to Ely and worked for Kennecott Copper, then went to work for Zorko Electric and later opened and operated Earl’s Electric. In 1981, he moved to Spanish Springs and went to work for the Bureau of Mines. After his retirement, he enjoyed gardening and woodworking as well as spending time with family and friends and sharing his favorite stories and jokes. He never met a person he didn’t know.
He is survived by his wife, Kayleen; children: Sherri (Mike) Kranovich of Spring Creek, Nevada; Ron (Suzy) Edwards of Sandy, Utah; Earleen (Ronnie) Horutko, of Quesnel, British Columbia; Shonna (Scott) Sampson of Ely, Nevada; fifteen grand-children; twenty-one great-grandchildren. Sisters Marjorie Clark of El Paso, Texas, and Elaine Harrison of Spring Creek, Nevada, and sister-in-law Lorraine Edwards of Santa Rosa, California. Also, numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and thirteen brothers and sisters: Kenneth, Albert, David, Margaret, Leola, Beatrice, Richard, Gladys, Bob, Don, Helen, Betty and Janie.