Edna Virginia Ehni, 88, peacefully passed away on September 24, 2009, in her residence at Sierra Place in Carson City. She was born in Oakland, Calif., on December 13, 1920, to Anna and Theodore Pedersen. She spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay area, and moved to Carson City in 2006.
Edna attended Commadore Sloat Grammar school, Aptos Junior High, Lowell High School in San Francisco. At the College of San Mateo, she received an associates of art degree in law. She also played violin in the San Francisco Junior Civic Symphony, studied commercial art and went to work for Pan American Airlines as a production illustrator. She then served in the U.S. Naval Air Force (W.A.V.E) during World War II as a control tower operator, directing air traffic at Naval air fields in Atlanta, Ga., Dallas-Ft. Worth, Seattle, and Astoria, Ore. She was discharged in 1946, returned to San Francisco and worked in the Department of Public Works as a cartographer and art designer.
She married William Ehni on April 24, 1949, in San Francisco, with whom she had two children, William Jack and Robert Russell. Edna was preceded in death by her husband in 1973 and her twin brother Theodore Jr. in 2009. She is survived by her two sons, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Edna was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, Calif., for 20 years and was active in many service organizations including; Lighthouse for the Blind, Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, and Republican Women. While living in Carson City, Edna attended the Airport Road Church of Christ.
Memorial services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2009, at the Airport Road Church of Christ. Arrangements are entrusted to Walton's Chapel of the Valley, Carson City.