Edna Blanche Schrader


Edna Blanche Schrader died March 16, 2003, in Colville, Wash. She was 87.

Schrader was born Jan. 26, 1916, in Craig, Colo., to Harry L. and Olive F. (Van Tassell) Durham Sr.

She grew up on a cattle ranch in Hamilton, Colo., and attended school in Craig. She married Winston E. Schrader in 1932 and the couple lived in Colorado until 1946. While living there, they had three sons. They moved to Washington and bought a ranch in the Sherman Creek area and two daughters were added to their family.

Schrader was a member of the Garden Valley Community Church and taught Sunday school class for many years. After 23 years, the couple moved to the Colville area and she became a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved and cared for her family. She loved to garden, raise flowers, go horseback riding and fish.

Schrader is survived by her husband of 70 years, Winston, of Colville; son, Larry (MaryAnn Schrader, of Colville; daughters Joyce (Rudy) Christianson, of Inchehum, Wash., and Linda (Jim) Pipkin, of Spring Hill, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and siblings Avis Self, of Craig, Betty Knight, of Buena Vista, Colo., Almon Durham, of Farmington, N.M. and George Durham, of Lakeside, Mont.

She was preceded in death by two sons Edward Roland Schrader and Marvin Leslie Schrader; sister, Dorothy Williams; and one brother, Harry Durham Jr.

Services were March 20, 2003, at Colville First Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice.

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