In Memory

Thomas L Edwards - Class Of 1949

Thomas L Edwards

Lt. Colonel Thomas L Edwards, USMC (ret.) passed away peacefully on March 12, 2009 at the age of 77 in Laguna Woods, California after a long battle with bone cancer.  He is survived by his four daughters; Kim Chistensen, LeeAnn Adams, Barbara Gladel, and Paula Rogers; and was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Lt. Colonel Edwards entered the United States Marine Corps in 1954 and retired in 1980 with 26 years of service to his country.  He was a longstanding member of American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach.  The family would like to thank all of his friends for their love and support through this difficult time of loss.  He was deeply loved and will truly be missed.  Grandpa was laid to rest with full military honors at Riverside National Cemetery.

The Orange County Register, March 17, 2009