Herbert Edwards, 86

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Herbert M. Edwards, 86, of Mountain Home, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at his residence.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 13, at the First Congregational Church in Mountain Home. Arrangements were under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Herbert was born Aug. 9, 1917, in New Plymouth, Idaho, the son of William E. and Margaret Mae (Mason) Edwards.

He joined the Army Air Corps during WWII and was a member of the Flying Tigers. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross as Bombardier/Navigator of the B-25 named the "Executive Sweet." Herb was his air group's lead bombardier flying against enemy positions across South China and Hong Kong.

Herbert was a member of the Masonic #30 A.F. & A.M. of Mountain Home, the Elks B.P.O.E. #2276 of Mountain Home, a "member for life" of the American Legion and the First Congregational Church in Mountain Home.

Herbert enjoyed taking care of the Senior Center, gardening, 4-H clubs, farming and working with plants and animals.

Herbert is survived by: his brother, William (Bill) H. Edwards of Houston, Texas, and sister-in-law Lucia Wilson and her husband, Don, of Boise, as well as several nephews and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Beulah, and one sister.

The family noted that "he greatly cherished his friends and neighbors here in Mountain Home" and they ask that, in lieu of flower arrangements, bequests be made in his name to the 4-H Endowment.