Edith "Edie" M. Peeler
December 2, 1933 - May 4, 2016
Edith “Edie” May Peeler (82) of Salem, Oregon, passed away May 4th, 2016 at Salem Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Her family stood vigil as her spirit was released to our Heavenly Father.
Edie was born one of seven children to Evelyn (Carlson) Doss and Walter Doss on Dec. 2nd, 1933 In Independence, Oregon. After graduating from Salem Highschool, she went to work for State Farm Insurance and later for the school itself. She then became a legal secretary for a local lawyer. She also spent many years as a receptionist for Dr. Phil Porter.
In the late 1970's, she and a longtime friend opened up the "Kiddy Craft Daycare Center" located on Center St. Where she helped shape and influence young lives.
After moving to Sisters, Oregon, she and her husband fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning and operating their own business, "Gift Baskets -n- Things", operating it until their retirement.
Edie married the light and love of her life, Mal Peeler on June 30, 1956. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary next month. Together, they had four children. Dennis Peeler of Center Point, Alabama, Larry Peeler of Salem, Oregon, Steve Peeler of Prineville, Oregon, and Cindy Taverne of Mountain Home, Idaho.
Edie made every day a special occasion. She touched every life she came into contact with and shared her love of Jesus with all who would listen.
Edie was proceeded in death by her parents, sisters Nora Davenport, Gladys Oraw and Pat Todd along with one Brother Walter "Wally" Doss. She will be sorely missed by her husband Mal, her children and their spouses, 8 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, and her Brothers Russ Doss and Bill Doss of Medford, Oregon.
A Memorial Service will be held 10:30am Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.