Edna Earl Orenduff

Edna Earl Orenduff

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Edna Earl Orenduff "Foxie", our loving mother passed away at the age of 90. Edna was born November 21, 1930 to Earl and Bessie Orenduff in Melissa, Texas. Edna graduated from McKinney High School in 1948. She decided to forgo college in order to help her family because her father was in an accident and was paralyzed for 17 years. She worked for Penny's in McKinney to help support her family. She then went on to work for Texas Instruments, where she was the secretary for Jack Kilby who invented the microchip, which was the genesis of almost every producing electronic used today. Later in life she was a medical transcriptionist. On November 21, 1952 she married the love of her life, Clarence Otis Williams, "Blackie". They raised two children Joe and Vicki. The family transferred from Texas to Louisiana, California and back to Texas. Texas was always her true home. Edna had a passion for painting. Her paintings were admired by family and friends. She loved gardening and her yard was the most beautiful on the block. She also loved the beach and collecting seashells. She was known for her infectious smile, great wit and kind and compassionate spirt. Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband "Blackie" Williams; sister Lillie Mills. She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Grimm and husband, Mike of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; son, Joe Clarence Williams of Shenandoah, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Williams, Cody Matthew Williams, Lara Kirstin Grimm, Tyler Jason Grimm; great-grandchildren, Owen Williams and Cayden Beck; sister, Freida Turman of San Marcos, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. The family gathered at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021 at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to The Helping Center of Marble Falls, The Phoenix Center of Marble Falls or The Saint Jude Children's Hospital. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit TJMfuneral.com

Posted online on March 11, 2021

Published in Anna-Melissa Tribune

Edna Earl Orenduff

Edna Earl Orenduff

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Edna Earl Orenduff "Foxie", our loving mother passed away at the age of 90. Edna was born November 21, 1930 to Earl and Bessie Orenduff in Melissa, Texas. Edna graduated from McKinney High School in 1948. She decided to forgo college in order to help her family because her father was in an accident and was paralyzed for 17 years. She worked for Penny's in McKinney to help support her family. She then went on to work for Texas Instruments, where she was the secretary for Jack Kilby who invented the microchip, which was the genesis of almost every producing electronic used today. Later in life she was a medical transcriptionist. On November 21, 1952 she married the love of her life, Clarence Otis Williams, "Blackie". They raised two children Joe and Vicki. The family transferred from Texas to Louisiana, California and back to Texas. Texas was always her true home. Edna had a passion for painting. Her paintings were admired by family and friends. She loved gardening and her yard was the most beautiful on the block. She also loved the beach and collecting seashells. She was known for her infectious smile, great wit and kind and compassionate spirt. Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband "Blackie" Williams; sister Lillie Mills. She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Grimm and husband, Mike of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; son, Joe Clarence Williams of Shenandoah, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Williams, Cody Matthew Williams, Lara Kirstin Grimm, Tyler Jason Grimm; great-grandchildren, Owen Williams and Cayden Beck; sister, Freida Turman of San Marcos, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. The family gathered at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021 at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to The Helping Center of Marble Falls, The Phoenix Center of Marble Falls or The Saint Jude Children's Hospital. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit TJMfuneral.com

Posted online on March 11, 2021

Published in Anna-Melissa Tribune