Mary H. Edholm
Mary H. Edholm
  • July 31, 1945 - June 25, 2017
  • Oneonta, New York

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Mary Snell Edholm went to be with our Lord unexpectedly on June 25, 2017.

Mary was born on July 31, 1945 the daughter of Franklin D. and Marjorie Bockus Snell, who both predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her father-in-law Carl D. Edholm, mother-in-law Saimi J. Okso and sons William M. Ward and Carl P. Gray.

Mary is survived by her loving husband and soulmate of 32 years, Carl J. Edholm, her father-in-law Milton Searles, her children Lester (Scarlet) Ward, Richard (Christa) Ward, Ivory (Michael) Henderson and Donna Purdy. Also surviving are her 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was also blessed with four sisters and eight brothers, the surviving siblings are Frederick (Wanda) Snell, James (Donna) Snell, Robert (Priscilla) Snell, Donna (David) Getsy, Rosemarie (Tom) Rowlison and Donald Snell. Also her adopted sister Joyce Zirkel. Mary was predeceased by her sisters Alice Cane and Patricia White and her brothers John (Jack) Snell, Franklin Snell, Charles Snell and Richard Snell. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law Nancy Snell, Deanna Snell, Geraldine Corley and daughter-in-law Peggy Lemoi along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary attended and the Norwich schools and graduated with the Class of 1963. She went on to become a hairdresser opening her salon at her home in Mt. Upton. She then found her new career working for Larry Hilts in tour and travel. Mary was a travel planner coordinator and a bus hostess. Mary and her husband, Carl, were a partnered team for many trips which she cherished. She had a passion and love for people, to see them having fun and enjoying themselves. She always shared a kind word.

Mary recently retired on March 31, 2017. She had many hobbies including reading, watching humming birds, attending car shows, spending time with her family and friends. She was the foundation to her family and enjoyed every family gathering which she made fun and eventful.

Family and friends are invited to share memories on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 3-6 pm at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home, 116 No. Broad St., Norwich, NY.

A funeral service for Mary will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 11 am from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home with her son-in-law Michael Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Norwich.

Pall bearers will be Glenn Hotaling, John Morris, Robert Morris, Fred Utter, Cary McConnell and Jim Losie.

Please consider memorial contributions in Mary's memory to the Norwich Fire Dept, East Main St., Norwich, NY 13815.

As we say good bye, we find comfort in knowing she will be joining her family and friends who predeceased her.

Mary would be most pleased if you call a loved one, checked on someone in need or just share a smile and a hug.