Edith Eva From
  • 99 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 5, 1914
  • Place of birth:
    Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 16, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Poulsbo, Washington, United States
I've had a good life ... I don't know why I have lived so long ... I am ready.

In memory of much loved, Edith From, who passed away in Poulsbo in the early hours on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was 99.

Born Edith Eva Huffsmith in Omaha, Nebraska on June 5, 1914. She is survived by Lester, her husband of 74 years, and sons Richard From of Poulsbo; Robert From of Roanoke, Virginia; and William From of Vancouver, Washington. She was preceded in death by a son Charles From of Zurich, Switzerland and sisters Mildred Ashley of Omaha, Nebraska and Marian Huff of Glendale, California.

Memorial services are tentatively planned for the first week in June in Poulsbo, her 100th birthday.  

Please join us in this online memorial remembering Edith ... wife, mother, aunt, sister, daughter, grandmother, great grandmother, beloved friend, and eye-twinkling, playful spirit.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cecilia Svensson on 17th April 2015

"I had the great honor to meet Edith when i was about 11 years old, traveling alone from Sweden to meet her and Les. Les is a relative to my grandmother Hilma Borg.
Edith was great support to me and a wonderful, kind caring person.
I lost contact with Les as I became a teenager but I never  forgot him or his wonderful wife Edith.
Rest in peace Edith and know that you are in my thoughts."

This tribute was added by bob bogus on 11th July 2014

"I am so sorry about your mother,s passing.  I remember her from 1940. Soon after  your folks were married.   She  was so young.   And so was I. And I always loved playing games with her.  Word  games and always cards. With love, isabelle"

This tribute was added by Judi Sundberg Winegar on 6th June 2014

"My Dear Aunt Edith, It was long ago when we visited You and Uncle Les on a pheasant hunting trip to Broken Bow NE. with my folks.  You always treated me like I was just so special, being the only girl in the group.  I really had fun though being a Tom Boy with my cousins, your 4 boys. And we got in free at the movie theater !! I have always been so thankful that You and Uncle Les opened your home to my Brother Larry when our Mom needed help at a difficult time in her life. I will never
forget Your beautiful smile and warm hugs.  Love to You Both Always!"

This tribute was added by Bill From on 5th June 2014

"Happy 100th, Mom! We miss you."

This tribute was added by Sandra Odom on 5th June 2014

"Happy Birthday to the most beautiful aunt and great-aunt. Give Grandma Nora a huge hug from the Sandra Lou side of the family."

This tribute was added by Bill and Marj Hill on 5th June 2014

"Happy Birthday Edith. We hope you are having a big Pinochle Party in Heaven today. Love, Bill and Marj"

This tribute was added by George Cunningham on 22nd May 2014

"Some of my favorite memories were visiting the From household in Callaway, NE years ago.  There was always a lot of fun there during the long days of summer vacations and Aunt Edith was such a warm, welcoming hostess. There was never a boring day for us.  Aunt Edith will be well remembered by us."

This tribute was added by Stig Nilsson on 18th May 2014

"Christ’l and I lived about 3 miles from where Edith and Les lived in Silicon Valley.  Christ’l even used to go shopping at Merwyn’s where Edith worked.  But we met the From’s first a couple of years after they had moved to Poulsbo.   We wish we had met Edith and Les when they lived in Silicon Valley.  We would have been better Pinochle players if we had gone through Edith’s card playing school earlier. Edith and Les introduced us to the rest of the family in Council Bluffs.  A great “bunch of people”.  Amazing how much everyone resembles my mother’s family members back in Sweden.  We would never have met the “rest of the family” if it had not been for Edith’s and Les’ attempts to find their rots over “there”.  For the last several years, it has been less card playing and more visiting when we have been up in Poulsbo.  But, we have enjoyed every minute of our visits.  We will really miss Edith’s sense of humor and good spirits. She always had such a positive outlook on life even though she knew that she was seriously ill.   Edith, we will miss you but always remember you and the positive impact yu have had on us.

Christ’l and Stig"

This tribute was added by Ann-Marie Larsson on 11th May 2014

"Dear Edith!
I'm so sad to hear you passed away. I'm so happy that we met and learned to know you, both in Sweden and in USA. I still remember the day I got yours and Les phone call in the beginning of the 80:th. You were in Sweden looking for Les relatives. What an amazing happening for all of us here in Sweden. A new and unknown family showed up. We are so grateful for being a part of your family.
We all wish you a peaceful journey!
Love, Ann-Marie Larsson, Ingrid Huss and Kristina Hernes."

This tribute was added by Richard Schroeder on 6th May 2014

"To the BOSS + 1/2, EDITH
So many memories. The Boss and The Boss +1/2, you & Les were so special. And the games....especially pinochle, anywhere and everywhere, with special running around your chair 3 times to break a losing streak. Lots of silly, fun times that can never  be forgotten or replaced. We shared some of the best years of my life and I'm just grateful to have been a part of it."

This tribute was added by Debbie Neighbor on 29th April 2014

"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Edith.  What a long beautiful life she shared with Les.  From reading about her I know she will be missed and was loved by many.  No matter what, it can truly be said that death is an enemy and soon it will be brought to nothing (1Cor. 15:26).  I have found much comfort in the Bibles promise of a resurrection hope of our loved ones at John 5:28, 29 and hope you will too.  Death was never a part of Gods original purpose, in fact he yearns to soon bring an end to it and the suffering it causes your family and friends.  Revelation 21:4 states:  "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.  The former things have passed away."  I did not know Edith, but I read her obituary and I hope these scriptures will help to bring some comfort knowing that others care.  If you would like to learn more about the Bibles promises and the hope it brings, please visit jw.org.


This tribute was added by Douglas Rytter on 28th April 2014

"This is sad to hear but fortunately Edith lived a long life.  The DPI crowd was always welcomed into her home and it was a pleasure to know her.  Every couple of years my wife Caroll and I exchanged mails with Edith to check on how her and Les were doing.  She was a good person and was rewarded with a long life and relationship with Les."

This tribute was added by Sandra Odom on 24th April 2014

"My fondest memory of my Aunt Edith is no matter where we were or what we were doing, she always had a deck of Pinochle cards in her purse for emergencies, of coarse. Love, Sandra Lou

I love that the twinkle in her eye was included in her description. I thought she was one of the most beautiful people for that twinkle. I met her when I was very young, maybe ten, and that twinkle memory has lasted these past  44 years. Love, Arlene Nora"

This tribute was added by Henry Lopez on 22nd April 2014

"I only met Edith one time at some DPI function, but it was obvious she was an excellent mother. The evidence being her two suns that I did know very well, Dick and Chuck. May her memorial be a great celebration of Life."

This tribute was added by Bill and Marj Hill on 22nd April 2014

"Though we only met Edith in the late 60s after I talked DPI into hiring Les and him into coming to Sunnyvale, CA, she always made us feel like family. We had great fun when they would visit us, and when we visited them the minute we walked through the door Edith would start dealing cards for a game of pinochle. Wonderful memories of a very memorable woman. We loved her and will miss her.  Bill and Marj Hill"

This tribute was added by Don Piveral on 22nd April 2014

"I was saddened to hear of Edith's passing.  I was not as close to Edith as I was to Les, but all of the good things already posted reflect all that I remember of her.  She and Les will forever occupy a special place in my heart.  They are both representative of those great people we casually refer to as "salt of the earth"...
My most reverent regards,  Don Piveral..."

This tribute was added by Kathleen Mandina on 21st April 2014

"I'll always remember how kind Aunt Edith was to me throughout my life.  She made me feel I was an important person to her and I believe that I was. She was very important to me!!!

She was a fun visitor to have, as your Dad also was, and they would do whatever I wanted - dinner theater, hamburgers, walk the Plaza - it didn't matter as long as we spent time together.  And they would talk about anything and everything!  It was great to have people like that in my life!  A tremendous influence over the years.

I will miss her!"

This tribute was added by Dacia From on 21st April 2014

"Great Grandma,
It's really impossible to sum up what you have meant to me in a short tribute.  Your loving and positive way has been forever imprinted on my heart and on the hearts of David, Delaney and Devin, too.  Thank you for for being there through all the important journeys in our lives.
I will always cherish my memories with you and Grandpa.  From exercising at Capri, to our many visits about life, and of course, our great vacations to Las Vegas, Hawaii and Reno.  Thank you for making me your granddaughter in every sense of the word.
I miss you and love you forever, Dacia."

This tribute was added by Greg From on 20th April 2014


While I am saddened by your passing I am happy that you were Grandma.  By your own words you lived an amazing life and had no regrets.  You were the perfect grandma to me and I have many fond memories of my time with you.

I am so happy you lived a long life that you got to know my kids.  Not many people get to meet their great grandkids, much less them having a memory of you.

Some of my happiest times were spent at your house.  Whether we were making Mrs. Wooten's Christmas cookies, playing Pinochle or just sitting over a puzzle with you for hours I truly enjoyed you being my grandma.

I remember you telling me one time that both David's wife and my wife were better than you expected for us.  I am not sure if you had low opinions of us or were just blown away with how amazing our wife's are.  (I am hoping it was the latter:)  I am just grateful how my wife was just as much a grand child of yours as I was.

Your body may be gone but you will forever live in the hearts of my family.

We love you and we know we will see you again.

Greg, Cathy, Maybel and Emily From"

This tribute was added by Bill From on 20th April 2014

"Hi Mom -

First, I remember the kind of mother you were, always loving, sometimes strict, but always willing to engage with your kids over a game of cards or a word game or something like that. We played the games seriously and there was never any shame in losing but only in not trying; always exercising and stretching our minds.

Secondly, I remember how you continued to grow after the kids were gone; doing volunteer work at the hospital, going back to work in retail, and traveling the world with Dad.

But mostly, I remember the love that always flowed between you and Dad.I feel like a witness to a 74 year love affair. I thank you for that. I love you and I miss you.


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