EDNAMAE LEACH | TheUnion.com


Ednamae Wright Leach passed away Aug. 26. She was 96 and a half.

In accordance with her requests, no services will be held. A celebration of a long and fruitful life will be held for close friends and family at a later date.

Ednamae was born Dec. 23, 1911, in Durham, Kan., and moved to California in the 1930s. She was a resident of Nevada County since 1950 until the last five years, where she resided in the Roseville area with her daughter, Carole Wright. She later lived in a skilled nursing facility.

Ednamae was a charter member of the Nevada County Travel Club and was fortunate to have joined them on many outings and cruises. She loved gardening and not only was a busy and active member of The Green Thumbers Garden Club and African Violet Society, she always created beautiful flower gardens wherever she lived. She was a skilled seamstress, making nearly all of her own clothes. She also enjoyed doing craftwork.

Her greatest love of all was her music, especially the old gospel songs. She played by memory both the organ and the piano, until the last week of her passing. Her music was enjoyed not only by her family and friends, but also by the residence and staff where she lived.

Ednamae is survived by her daughters Phoebe Gunter of Grass Valley and Carole Wright of Citrus Heights, and grandson, Adam Wright of Texas.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Vernon Wright and Jack Leach; son, Douglas Wright, and eight brothers and sisters. She was the last of her immediate family.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Northern California Alzheimer’s Association.

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