Official Obituary of

Kathryn Lahey Edens

March 2, 1925 ~ March 18, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Kathryn Edens Obituary

Kathryn (Kay) Lahey Edens, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at Ciel of Cedar Mill on March 18, 2024. She was 99.

Kay was born in Chicago to William Lahey and Marie (Mulholland) Lahey. She moved to Oregon with her husband George with whom she shared 68 years of marriage and raised 10 children.

Kay’s devotion extended beyond her family. She had a true and lively devotion to God and her Catholic faith, evident to all who met her.

An active member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish she was commissioned in the first group of Eucharistic ministers. She served as Pastoral Assistant and visited the sick.

She went on to earn two master’s degrees at University of Portland in Education (85) and Theology (88). She was honored as Oregon Mother of the Year (91) by the Association of American Mothers.

Kay traveled extensively and made annual trips around the country and even to Japan to visit her children and grandchildren.

Kay is predeceased by her brother, William, her son, Christopher, and her husband, George.

She will be profoundly missed by her children and their spouses: Kathleen Albuquerque (Les, dec), Rev. Bill Edens, CSP, Jon Edens (Pam), Sally Fisher (Paul), Martha Schmidt (Walter), Anne Bell (Steve), Greg Edens (Dorothy), Monica Eischen (Ken Bakondi), Thad Edens (Amee Manges), her 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am Saturday, March 23rd at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Lake Oswego. Burial will be at  Mount Calvary Cemetery, 10:30am, Monday, March 25th .

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 790 “A” Avenue, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034 (please put “in memory of Kay Edens” in the memo field), or, make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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Funeral Mass
March 23, 2024

11:30 AM
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
650 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

March 25, 2024

10:30 AM
Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Oregon, Portland


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