Edwina "Eddie" Ellis Eastman of Hotchkiss died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 94.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss. Her ashes will be spread with her husband's in a meadow on Grand Mesa.
Mrs. Eastman was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Birmingham, Ala., to Edwin and Alice (Scott) Ellis. She spent her childhood in Short Hills, N.J. She graduated from Stanford University in 1939.
She married Ben Eastman on Nov. 3, 1939. They lived in New York, Seattle, Wash., and Woodside, Calif., before moving to Hotchkiss in 1959.
Mrs. Eastman began studying painting with the Sage Dome Watercolorists in Hotchkiss. She was a member of the PTA and performed committee work to support and better the schools in Woodside, Calif. She served on the planning and zoning board of Delta County, Hotchkiss Library Board, Common Cause of Colorado, American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association and Sage Dome Watercolorists.
She is survived by three sons, Ben Eastman Jr. and his wife Lori of Denver, Gary Eastman and his wife Kathy of Fort Collins, and Peter Eastman of Hotchkiss; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Eastman was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Eastman, in 2002.
Memorial contributions may be made to High County News Research Fund, P.O. Box 1090, Paonia, CO 81428.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus