Sunday, June 29, 2008

Edith Carlsmith, June 6, 1907 - April 18, 2007

Edith Mattson Carlsmith, widow of Carl Wendell Carlsmith, died at her home in Panama City Panama in the afternoon of April 18th, 2007. She came to Hawaii in 1929 and was a school teacher for several years following her marriage. She had three children, Donn Wendell, Carl Duane, and Edith Gayle. She is survived by the latter two. She was an enthusiastic gardener and artist. She did oils, watercolors, ceramics, silk screens, and photography.

Her son C. Duane Carlsmith is a regular reader of this blog in Panama. He was embroiled in a custody dispute over Edith for several years. As a favor to one of the Pharisee's loyal readers I am publishing her tardy obituary here. I am told there wasn't one published in Hawaii. Edith Carlsmith is from a legendary and ancient Hawaii family that founded that state's oldest lawfirm.

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Miami Mirror True Reflections said...

Hugh, Is Duane still alive? I knew him on Big Island. David

Hugh McBryde said...

I've had no contact with him in a while, so I don't know.