The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Lynda Edwards


August 11, 2021

Grandmother, longtime nurse and lover of all animals, Lynda Edwards, 74, of Pablo, Montana, died on July 29, 2021, in the Ronan Hospital where she suffered a massive stroke after being admitted to the hospital with a breakthrough case of COVID-19.

Born on Dec. 16, 1946, in Harve, Montana, to Bob and Esther (French) Cornett, Lynda graduated from Big Sandy High School in 1965. She maintained a strong friendship with many of her classmates throughout the years and enjoyed making the pilgrimage to her hometown every five years for the all-school reunion.

She graduated from radiology school at Columbus Hospital in Great Falls and years later received her bachelor of nursing degree from Montana State University in Bozeman. Lynda was a caregiver through and through, always putting her patients first. She worked as a travelling nurse including a memorable time spent in Alaska. She was a dedicated hospice nurse in Lake County for many years and also worked in nursing homes in Ronan and Polson. Her patients were always greeted with a welcoming smile and treated to her jovial laugh.

Her love for family and friends, near and far, was a priority. She raised two sons and was raising her grandson at the time of her death. She had also served as a foster parent. Lynda's love extended to animals. She always had a menagerie of cats and dogs she welcomed into her home.

Lynda enjoyed spending time outdoors and raising flowers. She was a member of the Polson Elks Lodge and had served as the Exalted Ruler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Esther Cornett; a brother, Guy Cornett; and sons, James and Jeff Edwards.

Survivors include her grandson, Chance Edwards of Pablo; brother, Bob (Sharon) Cornett from Utah; nephew, Travis Cornett; niece, Sara Johnson, and great nephew and nieces, Billy and Alexandria Johnson and Lincoln Cornett, all from Utah; sister-in-law, Renee Gray from Texas; and aunt, Mariana Cornett from Great Falls.

Per Lynda's wishes, no formal service will be held.


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