On the morning of April 15, 2019, Edith Halvorson Mansfield went to be with the Lord at the age of 97. She was at her home in Parker, Arizona surrounded by loved ones. Edith was born to Thomas and Theresa Halvorson in Viroqua, Wisconsin on July 31, 1921. During Edith's lifetime, she was a successful real estate broker, salon owner, and property manager. She was an active member of many community organizations such as the Garden Grove Women's Club, Entre Nous Club, and the Elks Club. She made many lifelong friendships and enjoyed promoting goodwill to the communities she served. Edith's main love and interests in her life were family and faith. She made sure that each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were confirmed in the Lutheran Church. Edith was devoted to each family member, and she shined when everyone was together. Her other interests included golfing, playing cards, reading, shopping, and sewing. Edith is survived by her daughter, Judy Buell (husband Steve); son, Gary Thompson (wife Gayle); son, Bill Mansfield (wife Lori); and brother, Richard Halvorson (wife Jeanne). She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Mansfield; siblings, Cecil Halvorson, Harry Halvorson, and Alvin (Stub) Halvorson; and her grandson, Thomas Grafton. Edith loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; they were her pride and joy. She also is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends. Edith's celebration of life was held at Westminster Memorial Park and Mortuary, Westminster, CA with a reception following at The Villa in Orange, CA on June 3, 2019.
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