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Graveside Service

Safford Cemetery
Wednesday May 11th, 2022

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Edwina Gietz

Edwina Gietz, 97, of Safford, passed away peacefully on Mother's Day, May 8, 2022. 

Edwina was born January 1, 1925, to Edward Joseph John and Ruth Curtis John in Solomon. She grew up on their family farm in Glenbar with siblings Jean and Donna. After graduating from High School, she married her eternal companion, Harold "Hank" Gietz, in the Mesa Arizona Temple on May 26, 1942. To this union were born three sons, Ronald, Dennis and Ross. She also considered Ross's wife, Barbara, her daughter.

Edwina lived her life serving family and friends. She loved to do church work and held many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She was a great cook and enjoyed her numerous hobbies like ceramics, quilting, crocheting, watercolor and oil painting and sewing.

Professionally she worked as a secretary for Farmers Insurance more many years. Edwina had the most fun on their deep-sea fishing trips to Mexico, where she proved to be an accomplished fisherman pulling in quite some "big ones." In this way, a year's supply of fish was always guaranteed. She also loved her extensive travels later on in life usually with her sister, Jean.

Edwina was preceded in death by: her loving husband, Hank; her parents; her sister, Jean Morris; and son, Ross.

She will be greatly missed but fondly remembered for her kindness and great humor that spread happiness all around.

Graveside Services for Edwina will be conducted Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., in the Safford Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

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A candle was lit in memory of Edwina Gietz

Pam Jones May 12 2022 7:37 AM

Sorry for your loss, she was a lovely lady.

Charlene and Chris Long May 11 2022 11:18 AM

Edwina was always such a cheerful talented lady, with a ready smile and cute giggle. She was a great story-teller and held us spell-bound on her stories of her adventures of her wedding trip on the "old road" to the Mesa Temple and the peeping of the baby chicks in the rumble seat on the way home! (a wedding gift) and the flat tire. I was blessed to be her Visiting Teacher for many years, and took our youngest daughter as a teen as a partner. She made little art gift for the children in the church nursery and crocheted toppers on kitchen towels for over 100 sisters for their B Day present. She was a gifted artist and we cherish her paintings she gave us! We spent many hours visiting in her home. She would greet each friend at church with a hug and smile. She is greatly missed, but we are happy she's on the other side with Hank, Ross and other loved ones. She sent us lovely gifts and cards while we served our Senior Mission.

Karen K Brown May 10 2022 1:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edwina Gietz

Jackie Brasher May 10 2022 11:17 AM