Edith Harris Badenoch, 100

Edith Harris Badenoch of Salem, Ore., passed away on March 16, 2019, at age 100. Edith was born in Oak Park, Ill., to Paul and Hortense Taylor Harris in 1918. She married Ernest Luman Badenoch in 1936, and together they had 10 children.

Edith was a compelling and loving person who supported Ernie in various careers including the ministry as an Episcopal priest. Following his calling, they made homes in Glendive, Mont.; Lead and Watertown; and Bozeman, Mont., where he served and retired from St. James Episcopal Church. In their retirement in Salem, they were members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, and her son, Donald. She is survived by her son Brian (Sarah Ann) Badenoch of San Jose, Calif.; daughter Bonnie (Ev) Babcock of Stone Mountain Ga.; daughter-in-law Patty Guard Badenoch of Scottsdale, Ariz.; daughter Merrie (Tom) Copeland of Deming, Wash.; daughter Jean (Lawrence) Edwards of Silverton, Ore.; son Doug (Jeanie) Badenoch of Bozeman, Mont.; son Geoff Badenoch of Missoula, Mont.; daughter Judy Badenoch (Peter) of Mount Shasta, Calif.; son Jim (Sharon) Badenoch of Tigard, Ore.; and son, Steve (Deanna) Badenoch of Springfield, Ore. Edith lived to welcome 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren into the world. 

 Two celebrations honoring Edith’s life are planned. A local celebration will be held at 1 p.m. on April 25, 2019, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem, Ore. A private celebration for the family will be held at the annual family reunion in July. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

Anyone who wishes to honor Edith’s memory can do so by setting a good example for others to follow, by practicing more tolerance, patience and compassion in the world, and by supporting a favorite library.

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