Edna Elizabeth (Beth) Greer, of Eagle Point, died Mar. 11, 2011.
Edna was known as the matriarch of her family. She was born to Cleta Arline Nicely and Henry Clay Orton, in Fort Smith, Ark., on Jan. 17, 1944. She worked as a bank teller and manager, as well as a domestic engineer extraordinaire, and lived in Arizona, So. California and So. Oregon. She met her husband, Mike Greer, in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1987; they were married 23 years at the time of her passing.
She enjoyed spending time with family in Eagle Point, Evans Creek, and on the Central Oregon Coast. She is remembered fondly as a strong woman who lovingly tended to her mother during her terminal illness, then her brothers, and in his later years, her father. Her hugs and “no-nonsense” sense of humor were legendary. She was known by her husband as “Twinkle”, referring to her guiding his way like his own personal North Star when on the road for his truck driving job.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Greer; brothers, Ed and Paul Orton; daughter, Tricia Ellis; son, Victor Sardon; stepsons, Patrick, Shawn and Shanon Greer; 10 grandchildren and her apricot Lhasa-Apso/terrier mix, Buddy.
A memorial service was held March 17, in the clubhouse of Butte Crest Estates Mobile Home Park. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Edna Greer’s memory to The American Cancer Society 31 W. 6th, Medford, OR, 97501, or call 800-227-2345.