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Edna Walger

Aug 07 1921 - Mar 22 2004

Mrs. Edna Walger, age 82, longtime resident of Midland, Texas, passed away March 22, 2004, in Allen, Texas. She was born August 7, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois, to Edwin and Mary (Girvin) Conen. She married Edward Walger June 18, 1941. While living in Niles, Illinois, she vigorously pursued many civic activities, including being one of the founders of the Women’s Club in Niles, co-founder of the Niles Art Guild, and a member of the first committee to establish library service for the Village of Niles, along with the Niles chapter of Friends of the Library. When she lived in Arvada, Colorado, she took a vacation (as she called it) from civic duties to develop her creative abilities as secretary of the Newcomers Club, publicity chairman of the Garden Club, and newsletter editor for the Petroleum Wives Club. In Midland, Texas, she continued her artistic passions with the Midland Palette Club to become an accomplished watercolor artist. She also renewed her civic endeavors as the founder of CATA – Citizens Against Taxpayer Abuse. She left Midland in August, 2002, where she resided with her husband of 62 years in Allen, Texas, at Victoria Gardens of Allen. She is survived by her husband, Edward Walger of Allen, Texas; sons, William Walger and wife, Joyce of Round Lake, Illinois, and Timothy Walger and wife, Kathy of Englewood, Colorado; daughter, Wendy Nelson and husband, Neal of Princeton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jeanne Butler of Whiteland, Indiana. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M., Monday, March 29, 2004, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Wendy Nelson officiating.
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