Edna Laura Folkerts
1930 - 2016
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October 3, 1930 ~ October 1, 2016
"Edna's caring nature and love of family leaves a
wonderful example of what humans can be."

Edna Laura (Staveland) Folkerts, 85, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Oct. 1, 2016. She was born in Reedsport, OR and lived on a farm on the Smith River. Edna went to Smith River School for 6 years and then moved to Reedsport to complete grade school and high school.
Edna attended Oregon State for her RN Nursing degree.
She immediately married Alfred Folkerts and worked at the Vancouver Memorial Hospital ER while raising 3 sons.
Edna loved playing solitaire, flowers, sewing, reading, the Oregon Symphonic band, and helping people.
Surviving her are husband, Alfred, of 61 years; her 3 sons: Mark (Sue), Gary (Deborah), and Dale; and her four grandchildren: Lauren, Stefanie, Amy, and Matthew.
A Memory of Life service will be held at 12:30, Sat., Oct. 29th at Evergreen Memorial Garden in Vancouver, WA. Burial was held at Willamette National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may go to: Mature Learning at Clark College Foundation Scholarship fund, CCF 39, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 19, 2016.
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November 29, 2016
Al, words can not express our heartfelt sadness at the passing of your wonderful wife and our dear friend. Yet, to have lived with the love of your life and best friend for 60 + has to be one of the most glorious things in this world. We will always miss Edna, but the memories of her will forever bring us smiles
Greg & Jackie Seeley
October 25, 2016
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
October 22, 2016
My deepest condolences to the family during this most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory because those who pass on "are precious in his eyes." (Psalms 116:15)
October 19, 2016
Al, Mark, Gary & Dale, Many found memories with your son Mark growing up in Vancouver & on the farm. I still think of taking down that windmill taking Mark to WSU in the fall of 1974.
October 19, 2016
Mr. Folkerts, I had you for an Electronics class my SO year at Evergreen in 1978-79. I remember you as a fine man. I'm sorry for you loss and yet I'm grateful that you had such a great wife for 61 years. God bless you and your family!
Kevin Stolz
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