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Edward Neil Brewer

November 7, 1937 — February 27, 2019

Edward Neil Brewer, a resident of Safford, entered into eternal life Wednesday afternoon, February 27, 2019, at his residence, with his beloved sweetheart, LuWana, and their children at his bedside. Edward was 81. Edward was born in Clay Springs, Arizona November 7, 1937, to Ted and Laurena Brewer. He joined the United States Army in November of 1955 and served sixteen and a half years in the Signal Corp. Following an honorable discharge, Edward went to work at the Snowflake Arizona paper mill in 1974 and retired as a shift superintendent in November of 1999. Edward married Doris Schillings in Premecin, Germany in 1958. Together they were blessed with five daughters, Virginia “Jeanie”, Amanda “Micie” Drinkwater, Theresa Giddeon Morris, Ruth, and Nadine. Following a divorce, Edward married LuWana Eden Ungerman on November 1, 1973, in Show Low, Arizona. This made an addition as LuWana also had children from her previous marriage, Lindon and Leon Ungerman. Later, Edward and LuWana also adopted Dennis, Gina Barbee Bowers, Dean, Clifford, and Andrew, in 1976. Edward was a faithful, lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Edward leaves behind: his wife of 45 years, LuWana; his children, Virginia, Amanda, Theresa, Ruth, Nadine, Lindon (Terri), Dennis, Gina Bowers and Andrew; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Ungerman; his sister, Gail Gardner (Larry); three brothers, Ted Brewer (Debi), Bennett Brewer (Rene) and David Cruz; fifteen grandchildren, Alicia Roberson (Franklin), Wanda Riner (Robert), Ashlee Pruitt (Ryan), Tamra Bowers, Edward Ungerman, Jessica Ungerman, Monique Ungerman, William Ungerman, Ruby Ungerman, Lindon O. Ungerman, Tabatha Burnett (Steven) Jeremy Barbee, Kenneth Giddeon, Amanda Forehand (Brandon) and Lee Giddeon; and eleven great-grandchildren, Chloe Spies, Delilah Spies, Desiree Campos, Ryder Pruitt, River Pruitt, Desiron Bowens, Kaya Giddeon, Isabella Giddeon, David Forehand, Emma Forehand and Landon Giddeon. Also Jamie and Jason Clark and LilithBurnett. Edward was preceded in death by: his parents, Laurena and Ted Brewer; three sons, Leon Ungerman and Dean and Clifford Brewer; two sisters, Orva Teichman (Frank) and Valene Petersen (Stan); and a great-grandson, Blaze Spies. Graveside services for Edward will be conducted Monday morning, March 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hubbard Cemetery by Bishop Cord Clonts of the Solomonville Ward. Military honors will be conferred by the Gila Valley Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.
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