Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Edith Lindroth

Edith "Edie" Lindroth died in her sleep at her home in Hailey, Idaho, at the age of 95 on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007. She was born on Manhattan Island in New York on Oct. 25, 1911, to Emily and William Chaffer, both of whom were from England. Her father died when she was 3 years old, and her mother married his best friend, Thomas Douglas, giving her a loving stepfather, and a baby brother, Marshall J. Douglas, who was her lifelong friend.

Edie was a tomboy and an athlete who played golf her entire life and never used a cart. She also played tennis and rode horses. One of her only regrets was that she moved to Sun Valley too late to learn to ski. Edie was a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School, worked for the Pure Oil Co. in New York during and after World War II, and married Martin Lindroth, a gentleman who was her handsome escort and golfing partner for 45 years. She lived in New York City and New Jersey for most of her life, moving to Idaho in 2001 to be with her brother and her niece.

Her parents, her stepfather, her husband, her brother and his wife, Norma, all died before her. She is survived by her best friend and niece, Norma Douglas of Ketchum; her cousin Eileen McNamee, of England; her niece Moya Buckle, of England and Florida; her niece Ann Lindroth, of Bermuda; her niece Susan Orehowsky, of Pennsylvania; and her nephew Marshall, of New York. She was also related by marriage to Lloyd Betts, of Ketchum, and his father Clyde, of Pennsylvania.

Her wonderful time in Idaho was made possible in large part by her dear friends and aides, Reli Mansfield, Marcie Kreczkowski, RoseMary Hollis and Debbie Orison, and by her physician, Dr. Dan Fairman. Edie would want all of us to go right out and have ourselves some chocolate cake in her memory, maybe just a wee bit of scotch, and start getting ready for golf season.

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