Edwin Ryder Edwards
Edwin Ryder Edwards was born in Santa Barbara, California, October 7, 1922 to Emma Holland Ryder Edwards and John Edwards.
He attended various schools including Santa Barbara High School – a Don. He also helped his dad, a concrete contractor. Their stamped work can be found in different locations with-in Santa Barbara. (JOHN EDWARDS or EDWARDS & KING)
When he joined the Army Air Corps, he was an aircraft mechanic and crew chief. Ed worked on many planes including B-17 flying over the “hump” to China. After WWII, Ed got his aircraft A&E license and worked on many planes including the X1E #2 rocket plane for National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Edwards Air force Base. Later he went to work for Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. Ed worked as a Mechanical Technician in many shops. He also supervised the Inorganic Mate-rials Research Department and Fusion Energy mechanical shops.
When he retired from the Lab, Ed enjoyed time with his wife Vi, married 35 years, kids and grand kids.
Preceded in death by 4 wives, 1 grandchild and 1 great grandchild. Survived by 11 children, 27 grandchildren, and 19 great grand-children, who miss him very much.
He died August 14, 2016, at age 93, peace-fully in his sleep, in Bozeman, Montana.
There will be no services.