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Obituaries for November 25, 2005

Michael J. Edwards

Michael J. "Mick" Edwards Sr., 56, of Golden Valley passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, in Kingman Regional Medical Center. He was born June 13, 1949, in Oil City, Pa., to Mary and James C. Edwards Sr., who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by a sister, Evelyn Clark.

Mick is survived by his wife of almost 36 years, Patricia Carter Edwards. He is also survived by five children, Michael "Spike" Jr. and wife Sharon, Christopher and wife Sundae, Maureen and fiancé James Burrow, Phillip and wife Amanda, and his "Big Surprise and Princess," Meagan Colleen.

He has eight grandchildren, Emylie, Courtney, Levi, Christopher Jr., Mariah, Michael, Phillip Jr., and Sirenity.

Mick is also survived by three brothers, Bill, James and Robert and wife Darlene, all residing in Pennsylvania. He has three sisters, Donna Swacha, Mary Ida Albaugh and Kathy and husband Fred Lindsey, also residing in Pennsylvania. There are lots of nieces and nephews.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. For his service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts. He was in 2/9 Echo Company and Third Marine Recon and was a paratrooper.

Mick and his family moved to Arizona 26 years ago. Mick was an avid deer and turkey hunter and played and coached baseball in Pennsylvania. He played softball in Kingman. He enjoyed spending time and playing with his young daughter and grandchildren. He and Pat loved to make that trip down the hill to Laughlin to gamble.

Mick always said he should put his shingle out to be a psychiatrist and lawyer, as all his friends came to him for advice and counseling. He was the greatest Marine, husband, father, grandfather and friend anyone could ask for.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at the American Legion Post #14, 225 Oak St., Kingman. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help the family with expenses and the trip to Virginia.