Emily Laura King Edwards was foremost a beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She valued and exalted family & friends, nature, art, and community. Emily cared intensely for all people and animals, and especially the vulnerable. Emily fought for these values throughout her 35 years and over 7 years of fighting melanoma: cancer and its pain did not define Emily, but rather revealed her strength, beauty, grace, spirit, and love. Emily left us all too early, but we know that Emily's spirit lives in us and around us; if we look for her, we will find her. She will live on as long as we collectively continue her fight. Emily gave us the strength and prepared us to continue her good deeds.
Two celebrations of her life are being planned in her two home states and associated information is contained on this site (click on the state to be taken to the applicable site): Emily was raised in Colorado (celebration on 22 August) and raised her own family in Massachusetts (celebration on 10 August). Information will be added and updated, so please check back as the celebrations approach.
If able, please help us celebrate Emily's life by contributing to her GoFundMe celebration fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/celebrating-emily-edwards. This fund will be used to celebrate Emily's life and to support her causes (more detail is on the GoFundMe page). Please contribute to this fundraiser in lieu of flowers or food.
To ensure that her daughter Jane knows her mommy's life and her family knows how she was loved, we ask that anyone that knew Emily, or Emily and Jane together, send memories to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org (if you feel that we missed something on this site, please send an email to this address as well). Please include a short memory description, including location, Emily's age, how she impacted you, and any pictures or video. Please also include anything else that you poignantly remember about Emily, such as favorite things: for example, animals, movies, shows, food, music, and clothes. If you have videos of Emily's performances throughout her life, her family would greatly appreciate having those. If your young children also knew Emily, please also share their memories. If desired, please also post in the Celebrating Emily Edwards Facebook group so that we can celebrate together. If you have additional ideas for how to celebrate her life, please share.
Additionally, please post and send new memories that you make in honor of Emily. Sadness is expected, but Emily would want us to grow strength from sadness, and use that strength to help and support others.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Emily cherished all her family, and especially her miracle daughter Jane; she always wanted a little red-head girl named Jane. Not only does Jane reflect Emily's beauty, but Emily grew Jane into a smart and caring girl that like Emily, will have an immense impact on the world. Emily loved spending time with all her family, and showered her nieces and nephews with love and gifts. Her definition of family was not only relatives, but also friends.
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