Edith (Edie) Pauline Swenson of San Marcos died on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at Regent Care Center. She was 99 years old. She was born on Sept. 21, 1916 in Duluth, Minnesota. At age 16, she married John Sig Swenson and together they had two children, James and Mary Gale.
Edie worked as an accounting assistant and switchboard operator for Juran & Moody in St. Paul, Minnesota for 23 years. She retired in 1979.
In 1986, she moved to Daytona Beach, Florida where she resided until the death of her son James. In May 2001 she moved to San Marcos to be closer to her family.
She volunteered at the Central Texas Medical Center for 12 years and in 2012 at age 95, settled into her second “retirement.”
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and also attended services at the First Baptist Church – both in San Marcos.
She was known as Miss Edie and “The Cookie Lady” because of her Potato Chip cookies that she loved to bake and even more, to give away.
Edith is survived by her daughter, Mary Gale Fitzwater of Manchaca, her brother Lyle Larson (Vera) of Minnesota, her sister-in-law Eleanor of Minnesota, 4 grandchildren, Julie Riggleman (Mark) of Bonney Lake, Washington, Beth Spiess of San Marcos, Jill Spiess-Torres (Al) of Round Rock, Nancy Long (Robert) of Round Rock, 8 great grandchildren; Katherine Parrish (Michael) - San Antonio, Victoria Riggleman - Bonney Lake, Washington, Rebecca Vance (Steven) - Bonney Lake, Washington, Monica Yopp (Cody) - Phoenix, Arizona, Wyatt Berryman - Prescott, Arizona, Random Long (Jennifer Coates) - Batesville, Arkansas, Ian Long and Nathaniel Long - Round Rock; and 8 Great-Great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Sig” Swenson, parents Paul and Evelyn Larson, son James G Swenson, her sister Mildred “Mille” Severson (Tom) and brother Howard “Howie” Larson.
Edie will be remembered for her lively spirit, quick smile, kind heart and her love of music and dancing.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church 410 W. Hutchison Street in San Marcos at 11 a.m.