Edith M. Noren


Edith Marie Noren, 96, of Blair, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022, at Grand View Care Center in Blair.

Edith was born May 3, 1926, to Ed and Lillian (Greenshield) Lien at home in the town of Franklin. Edith was baptized and confirmed at the Upper Beaver Creek Lutheran Church where, on May 4, 1946, she was also united in marriage to Myron Noren in a double wedding with Ray Lien and Norma Noren.

Edith was sassy, sharp, faithful, active and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Edith left behind some notes for her family in anticipation for her funeral and said, “Make it a happy occasion – not a sad one.” She loved the life she lived and felt she did all she wanted to. She was blessed and we were also blessed to have her in our lives for so long. 

Myron and Edith were blessed with two sons: Monte (Jynette) Noren and Merle (Jenny) Noren; eight grandchildren: Kylee (Josh) Zander, Lexa Noren, Travis Noren, Jacob Noren, Layne (Giselle) Noren, Jillian (Jamie) Hillestad, Joe (Britny) Tollefson and Jenny (Eric) Tollefson; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband, Myron, Edith was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Lillian Lien; two half-brothers: Edmund Lien and Osburne Lien; three half-sisters: Victoria Hurley, Constance Larkin and Verna Vlahakis; two sisters: Pearl Thompson and Deloris Kampen; four brothers: Laverne Lien, Raymond Lien, Lyle Lien and Carroll Lien; and two grandchildren: Travis Noren and Lexa Noren.

In addition to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Edith is survived by her sister-in-law and best friend, Norma Lien and many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you goes to Grand View Care Center for taking such wonderful care of Edith during the last years of her life.Thank you also to Jack Funeral Home in Blair for assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.

Memorial services were held Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at North Beaver Creek First Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery, both in rural Ettrick. Pastor Adam Arends officiated.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

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