Graydon 'Bub' Edwards Jr.
July 31, 2019
Graydon "Bub" Edwards Jr., age 90, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 22, 2019, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow, Mont. He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and neighbor, who will be missed by all those that knew him.
Memorial services will held 11 a.m., Thursday, August 1, at Opheim Community Church in Opheim, Mont., with Pastor Owen Childers officiating. A luncheon will follow services at the Opheim Community Church.
Bub was born in Opheim in 1929 to Emma and Graydon Edwards Sr. His early childhood was spent on the family farm, where his love for the land and farming way of life became evident. He attended the single room Wheatland School just up the road from the family farm through the eighth grade, eventually graduating from Opheim High School in 1947. Upon graduation he decided to follow in his father's footsteps by beginning to farm and ranch a short distance outside Opheim. In 1948, he married Evelyn Larson in Nashua, Mont. Together they had four children, Ronnie, Alan, Randy and LeRae. He proceeded to build a family farm operation, that through the years saw him work together closely with his father, brothers, and his son Randy. In 1971, he married Wanda Green, adding her children Judy and Brad to the family. Bub served on the Opheim school board, town council, and was a co-founder/board member of the Treasure State Bank. He and Wanda enjoyed various travels, and among the other things that he cherished through his years were his dogs, driving the countryside looking at crops, helping where he could on the farm by operating machinery, bowling, playing a game of cards, and of course Wanda's cooking. But most of all he loved the time he was able to spend with his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bub was preceded in death by his parents Emma and Graydon Edwards Sr; one brother, Fay Edwards; one sister, Harriett Carlson, and one step-son, Brad Green.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda; five children, Ron (Penny) Edwards, of Lebanon, Ore., Alan (Sue) Edwards, of Aurora, Colo., Randy Edwards, of Opheim, LeRae Sutton, of Enumclaw, Wash., and Judy (Jay) Graham, of Libby, Mont .; 14 grandchildren, Laura, Ryan, Erik, Jason, Lana, Andra, Jessie, Angela, Amy, Wynden, Jacob, Justin, Joel and Josh; 11 great-grandchildren, Emma, Evelyn, Daphne, Cantyn, Kendall, Samantha, Sterling, Savannah, Mavin, Kamëra, and Everly; three sisters, Marge Burdette, of Opheim, and Phyllis Furhman, of the Furhman Community and Joan McKewon, of Joliet, Mont .; two brothers, Wayne Edwards and Dick Edwards, of Billings, Mont .; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.