Edna Fae Gardner Capellen

May 27, 1923 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 96)


Edna Fae Gardner Capellen was born in Bovil, Idaho on May 27, 1923, and passed away peacefully, after a long and blessed life, on January 31, 2020 in Denton, Texas.

Edna married John Loyd Capellen on July 4, 1941.  They resided in St. Maries, Idaho where they welcomed their children, Jim and Jane.  They moved in 1956 when Loyd bought a barbershop in Potlach, Idaho. Loyd passed away June 1, 1970.

After Loyd's passing, Edna enrolled in the LVN program at Gritman Memorial Hospital in Moscow, Idaho.  For the next 34 years she loved on, prayed for and cared for her patients - most of which were newborns.  To this day, a lot of those babies call her "Gramma" or "Auntie" Edna. She touched many lives and left a Legacy of Love.

Edna is survived by her children Jim Capellen and wife Cheryl, and Jane Webster; 6 grandchildren: Jeff Capellen, Jay Capellen, Jenni Kothavale, Lonna Clark, Cheryl Ellisor and Dan Spelgatti; 13 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on May 23rd at 2pm at the Paradise Hills Church of God in Moscow, Idaho. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to:  Angel Hands Hospice, 8330 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Dallas, TX 75243.

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