(Note: The hope is that the dissemination of information will spur further research on Klickitat County families. – Ellen Rowley)
This obituary was published in
The Goldendale Sentinel Vol 132, No. 4, October 19, 2011.
Edward Wyatt died at his home in Goldendale on Oct. 13, 2011 at the age of 95.
He was born in Headrick, Okla ., on June 17, 1916, to Noah Wilson and Mary Elizabeth (Clausell) Wyatt. At a young age, Ed moved to Texas and later moved to New Mexico where he attended high school.
He married his first wife, Lavonia Chandler, on June 1, 1939. He was selected by the Goodyear Project as an Outstanding Young Farmer in Litchfield, Ariz. Ed was a pilot and also worked as an airplane mechanic,
teaching military personnel during World War II. In 1949 he was called into the ministry and he attended Golden Gate Seminary in Berkeley, Calif. Ed then pastored at Baptist churches in Texas, California and
Washington. Pastor Wyatt's last church was in Glenwood. Besides being a minister, Ed worked at other jobs. Lavonia passed away in 1998 and Ed married Geneva Brown Ward on Feb. 10, 2001 in Goldendale. Ed loved
tinkering and fixing things. Throughout his life he remained interested in airplanes and tractors.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Lavonia; granddaughter Dona Maturo; brothers Henry, Ancil, D.C. "Doc," Russell, Leland and Arlis Ray; and sister Edith Thompson.
Survivors include his wife Geneva of Goldendale; daughters Twyla Outhier of Vancouver and Jaree Maturo of Chico, Calif .; step-children Gary Ward and Marsha Barnett of Goldendale and Don Ward of
San Diego, Calif .; sisters Dona Burge of Topeka, Kansas, Zula Carlton, Maxine Howard, and Daisy Crowley all of Albuquerque, N.M .; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Goldendale followed by interment at Mt. View Cemetery.