Glenna Dale Edwards Eiffert was born in Pawhuska, Okla., March 3, 1927 to Thomas Hiram Teeters and Cecilia Mabel Rush Teeters. She grew up in northeast Oklahoma, graduating from Shawnee High School with fellow classmate and future astronaut Gordon Cooper. She spent her summers at the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge with her famous uncle Frank Rush and Aunt Mae.
In 1948, she moved to California to stay with her brother. She worked at the T & D Theater on 12th Street in Paso Robles, where she met Jack Edwards. They married a year later, moved to the corner of Oak Flat Road and Nacimiento Lake Road. They raised three children, Charyn, Sandi and John.
Jack passed away in December of 1972.
She was always involved in her childrens’ lives. She was a Bluebird leader, a Campfire Girl leader, a 4-H leader, teaching sewing and cooking, a PTA president, and a Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church. Every year, she paid for her kids to go to church camp by being the camp craft director. She also loved to square dance and was a member of the do Paso Squares who once danced at a San Francisco 49ers halftime show.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Art Eiffert, her daughter, Charyn (Bob) Neimeyer, daughter, Sami (Van) Parlet, son, John Edwards, daughter-in-love, Rose, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
We love and miss you Nana.
Services will be held at the Paso Robles District Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Services are under the direction of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home, Paso Robles.For the complete article see the 09-13-2013 issue.
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