Obituaries: Rebecca Dressler Edwards(1955-2008)

December 06, 2008 12:00 am

Rebecca Dressler Edwards, 52, unexpectedly passed away in her home in Eureka on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2008.

She was born Dec. 13, 1955. She lived in Crescent City for 20 years and graduated from Del Norte High and College of the Redwoods.

She was a probation officer for Del Norte County. She was married to Roy Holloway for 17 years and an active member of the Crescent City Foursquare Church.

She leaves behind her husband Robert Edwards, her daughter and son-in-law Elisabeth and Randell Betha, her son Matthew Holloway and girlfriend Andrea, her daughter Violet Dressler-Zimmerman and her grandchildren Connor Holloway, Hannah Betha, Rachel Betha and Melvin Betha.

Rebecca worked in Humboldt County as a social worker, first with Child Welfare Services and most recently with Adult Protective Services.

She was a gifted seamstress and was willing to fix any problems for anyone: zippers, buttons, hems, alterations, formals, wedding dresses, you name it, she fixed it. She discovered the art of quilting and went on to produce countless beautiful quilts of every variety.

She wasn't afraid of adventure. She rollerskated with her grandkids (at 50), rode roller-coasters at theme parks (also at 50) and was brave enough to single-handedly take five energetic kids somewhere all at the same time.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., at the Eureka Vineyard Church on the corner of Henderson and K Street in Eureka. Anyone is welcome to attend.