Joel Raymond Edwards Jr.

Joel Raymond Edwards Jr.

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HERMISTON — Joel Raymond Edwards Jr., 68, of Boardman died Tuesday,

Sept. 7, 2010, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. A

viewing will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 at Burns

Mortuary of Hermiston. Graveside funeral services with military

honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at the Hermiston


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Edwards was born July 21, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a

veteran of Vietnam, serving in the Marines from 1959 to 1970. He

married Karen Cahill in 1970 in Dayton, Wash.

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resident of Boardman for the past 33 years, where he owned and

operated Itty Bit Transport.

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Edwards is survived by his wife, Karen Edwards of Boardman; son

Joel R. Edwards III of Kennewick, Wash.; daughter Stacy A. Hunter

of Hermiston; brothers Jerry Edwards of Vancouver, Wash., and Mike

Edwards and Jim Edwards, both of Walla Walla; sister Jackie Payne

of Hermiston; and four grandchildren.

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preceded in death by daughter Christina Kay Edwards and brother Sam


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Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements. Sign the

condolence book at



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