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Eric Robert Edney
August 9, 1929 –January 3, 2015. Eric Robert Edney peacefully passed away at home on January 3rd, 2015. Eric was 85 years old. Eric was born in Hollywood, CA and lived in the state his entire life. After a tour in the Army in his twenties, Eric started a long and successful career with Farmers Insurance, where he was an agent for over 40 years. Eric was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his free time with his family and friends hunting, fishing, boating and motorcycle riding.
In the early 90’s, Eric was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He made it his life’s work to not only fight and beat this disease, but to educate others on changing their lifestyles to do the same. After more than 20 years, it was complications from a heart attack and stroke that took him, not ALS.
Eric is survived by his daughters Karen Tusler and husband Eric, Marie Traulsen and husband Tom, son Rick Edney and wife Syndi, step-daughter Raylene Castner and husband Greg, ex-wife and friend Glenna Hall and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His memorial service was held on January 10th at Faith Community Church in Thousand Palms, CA and was attended by many family and friends.If you wish to remember Eric, please make donations to the ALS Association at www.alsa.org in his memory.
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