Edna Ross died at home in Eagle River Oct. 26, 2012, after a long illlness. She was 86.
Mrs. Ross was born Dec. 12, 1925 in Anniston, Ala., to John M. Crisp and Lucy Crisp Hildreth.
She moved to Alaska in 1964 with her husband, Carl, and their two children, Carl Jr. and Cindi, settling in Eagle River.
Her family said Edna loved to cook and host gatherings at her home for friends and family. She was active in the local VFW, frequently cooking dinners on steak or spaghetti night. She was also known around the community for the many different hats she wore. For the past few years she was unable to leave her home due to illness. She was being cared for by her son at the time of her death.
“For those who knew and loved Edna there will be an empty place in our hearts due to her passing,” her family said. “She was opinionated and generous and truly loved live.”
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Carl. She is survived by her son, Carl, of Eagle River; and daughter and son-in-law Cindi and Allen Thomas of Wasilla.
Services were held Nov. 1 at Evergreen Memorial Chapel.