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Obituaries

James `Jim` J. Edwards
October 04, 1949 -- January 09, 2018

James “Jim” J. Edwards, 68, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Jim was a respected Funeral Director for 41 years, a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.  He loved his profession to which he felt called and dedicated his life to it.  In 1985 he established Albuquerque Mortuary Services, the State’s first commercial embalming service.  His greatest dream was realized in 1993 when he established Hillcrest Funeral Home, now the current site of Riverside Funeral Home.  He was proud to serve as the President of the New Mexico Funeral Director Association, as well as a charter member of the Funeral Ethics Association.  Jim loved the wide open spaces of the West, riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle on its roads and fishing the lakes with his friends.  He was preceded in death by his father Howard F. Strawser.  He is survived by his loving wife Beverly Edwards; his mother Marina Strawser; sister Rebecca Lopez and brother in law Daniel Lopez of Hoschton, Georgia; daughter Priscilla Mishler and son in law Jesse Mishler and two granddaughters.  All services for Jim will be held at Riverside Funeral Home Chapel.  A Viewing will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  A Final Viewing will begin at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 12, 2018 with a Funeral Service, officiated by Bishop Charles Noe, to begin at 11:00 AM.  All are invited to attend a reception following the service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 4500 7 Bar Loop Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114.  Entombment will take place at 2:30 PM at Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Bill Watts, Paul D’Agostino, Albert Sutton, Charles M. Finegan, Elizabeth Rymarz-Misner, and John Shultz. 

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home

225 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

(505) 764-9663.

Condolences

Vincent & Selma Martinez January 10, 2018

The lessons learned and the guidance given many years ago will never be forgotten. I am grateful that you gave me a chance.

Lourdes, Martha , Erick Salazar January 11, 2018

Family friend El Paso , Texas

We send our condolences to Jim Edward's family. We knew Jim because of my husband Moises Salazar, Moises was a dear friend of Jim's. We loved Jim like if he was family and he would treat us as if we were his we remember his laugh, smile, and his personality we will miss him dearly and that he may now rest in peace. -Lourdes, Martha, Erick Salazar

Cleta Blackburn January 11, 2018

friend Albuquerque , New Mexico

You will be greatly missed by all

Tyler January 11, 2018

Very sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort from the words at Psalms 147:3 that says; "He is healing the broken hearted ones and is binding up their painful spots." God as the hearer of prayer will comfort you in the days ahead as you remember Mr. Edwards. Please take a look at this short video that gives us hope for the future. https://www.jw.org/en/publications/videos/#en/mediaitems/VODMinistryTools/pub-imv_4_VIDEO

Annette Pegues January 11, 2018

Toledo , Ohio

My deepest sympathy to each of you for your loss. Deep sorrow fills your hearts at this time. May you find comfort and strength in Almighty God. He is the Giver of life. It saddened him when we shed tears of sorrow. Through his Word he gives us comfort and hope for those who have fallen asleep in death. John 6:40 John 11:43-44 Psalms 37:29

Annette January 11, 2018

Toledo , Ohio

My deepest sympathy to each of you for your loss. Deep sorrow fills your hearts at this time. May you find comfort and strength in Almighty God. He is the Giver of life. It saddened him when we shed tears of sorrow. Through his Word he gives us comfort and hope for those who have fallen asleep in death. John 6:40 John 11:43-44 Psalms 37:29

Chery and Randy Pell January 12, 2018

Friends , New Mexico

We will sure miss Jim. We are so glad we had the chance to get to know him and send our love and condolences to Beverly and his family.

M.W. January 12, 2018

Dear Edwards Family, I just wanted to take this time and express how sorry I am for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is something that is so hard to deal with. Sometimes, we may even feel hopeless and as if there is no one that can understand our pain. But there is someone we can turn to. Our Heavenly Father can help us through all sorts of trials. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 tells us that God is "God of all comfort." At your lowest point, turn to God for help and continue to pray to him. I hope this scripture can bring you some form of comfort.