Edith M. Gelbke

Dec. 11, 1929 – March 29, 2014

Edith M. Gelbke passed away on March 29 in the comfort of her home in La Crescenta.  She was born Dec. 11, 1929, the first of two daughters. Her sister Ruby was seven years younger; both lived with their mother and grandmother in Alabama. At 15 she met Charles and got married at 16. They moved to California in the early 1950s where they had their only son Greg in 1954.

She was a homemaker and worked part time at Sears for over 35 years. She enjoyed going to Laughlin and having Friday night dinners with her Sears group. She enjoyed a happy marriage with Charles for over 67 years.

She is survived by her husband Charles, son Greg, granddaughter Jessica and adopted grandson Lucas.

Services will be held at Crippen Mortuary, 2900 Honolulu Ave. in La Crescenta, today, Thursday, April 3. Visitation starts at 10 a.m. with service at 11 a.m.