Edna May Altis 1927-2019

Published by The Bee News

February 6, 2019

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Edna May Altis, beloved and precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, wife, and friend, passed away surrounded by love on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. She was 91 years old.

Edna was born in Belton, Arkansas and married Robert C Altis Jr. on September 28, 1943. They were married for 57 years, and over the course of their marriage, they lived in four states, raised five children, and welcomed numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Edna was founding member of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and attended the first church service held on Christmas Eve. She was a member of the Elks Auxiliary and served as Bingo manager. She and her daughter helped start the Local T.O.P. chapter. She volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Senior Center. She was always willing to help (or feed) a friend in need. She loved her dogs and the Kansas City Chiefs, and she was known for her delicious oatmeal cookies and fried chicken.

Edna was adored by her family and loved by all her friends. She was strong, opinionated, funny, and extremely compassionate.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband Robert; daughter, Virginia; grandchildren, Glen, Lora Lee, and Ryan; and great-granddaughter, Keana. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Debbie, Roger and Angie, Mike and Sandy, and Grover and Annie; grandchildren, Sheila, Lora (Gordon), Annette (Tim), Scott (Telishia), Joshua (Bertha), Ashley (Dan), Michelle, Barbara-Jean, Joshua, Nicholas (Julie), Christina, Cindy, Catherine, Leah (Ryan), Amber, and Lisa (Greg); eighteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 580 Hancock Road, Bullhead City, AZ 86442.

Viewing at 9:30 am to 10:30 am with memorial service to follow immediately after.

9250 South Ranchero Lane Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
2724 Silver Creek Road Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Phone: 928-768-5959 Fax: 928-768-5999

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