Edna Cash, 60, born in Orofino
Edna Cash, loving mother, grandma, daughter, sister and a person who was always willing to lend a hand, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
Edna was born April 4, 1953, in Orofino, to Delbert and Marie Wisdom.
Edna married Ed Calkins and they had two children, Dan and DeeDee. That marriage ended in divorce. Edna moved to Winchester in 1984, where she quickly became a valued member of the community. Edna went to work for the Winchester Occupational Workshop, which is now known as Tri-Co. She worked there until her illness caused her to slow down. She loved her co-workers and clients.
Edna married Rick Cash on Sept. 18, 1992. Rick brought two daughters, Tanya and Angela, to join the family.
Edna loved the outdoors and playing cards with her mom and other dad and sister Jean. But more than anything she loved her grandkids. Edna always made sure you had a place to go for the holidays.
Edna is survived by her children, Dan (Kelly) Calkins, DeeDee (Mark) Morris, Tanya (Travis) Osburn and Angela Cash (Brian); her parents, Ken and Marie Hatke; brother, Jerry (Karen) Taylor; sisters, Jean Taylor and Karen (Don) Thornberry; stepsisters, Ada (Brian) Loper and Lori Johnson; her grandchildren, Connor, Madison, Kaysha, Kevin, Kenyatta, Shane, Malik, Ally and Aiden; many nieces and nephews; and many great friends, including Marvin Gilliam, Mike and Linda Dupuis and Leann Trautman.
She was preceded in death by her father, Delbert; husband, Rick; and brother, Ray.
Her many accomplishments include raising money for the baseball field and all that goes with it. In 2001, Edna received the Community Service award.
A special thanks to the friends and family and caregivers who helped during mom's illness.
Donations can be made to Winchester Quick Response Unit or the Winchester playground fund, c/o city of Winchester.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Winchester Community Center. There will be a covered-dish dinner to follow. Edna's family asks you to bring happy stories to share.
Mom/Grandma, God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered "Come with Me." With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away, although we loved you dearly, we would not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best! We love you and will miss you sooo much! Not a day will go by that you are not on our minds. Thank you for all the love you gave us.
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Transcribed by Michal Berreth Beck
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