Edith “Edie” Charlotte Bay German
October 7, 1933 – October 7, 2023
Edie was born in Gillette, Wyoming, to Arthur and Mary Bay. She had eight siblings with three living: Raymond Bay of Turlock, CA, Merwyn Bay of Blaine, WA, and Thelma Bay Tyler of Phoenix, AZ. The family moved to Spokane, Washington, where they lived for many years. They moved to Ferndale, WA, for a short time and then moved to Maple Falls, WA, where she graduated from Mt. Baker High School. She met and married a neighbor, Kenneth E. German. Immediately after the marriage, Kenneth enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
Subsequent assignments included: Spokane, WA, Moses Lake, WA, Seattle, WA, Madrid, Spain, Hanscom Field, MA, Colorado Springs, CO, Maxwell AFB, AL, Vietnam, Offutt AFB, NE, and Scott AFB, IL.
While in Illinois she became a Registered Nurse and subsequently worked for the VA Hospital in Omaha.
She raised five children; Ken Jr., Julie, Jaclyn, Jeanne (deceased), and Dan, while maintaining a home in the various locations; often serving as mom and dad, always serving as a military wife, and educating herself. She had eleven grandchildren (one deceased) and nine great-grandchildren. She was a happy person and always ready for a laugh. She loved intensely while graciously providing guidance and comfort to her entire family.
Visitation: Thursday, October 12, 2023, 10 to 11 a.m., West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. followed by Funeral Service: at 11 a.m. Interment: Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.