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William Barton Edwards, BHS 1941

William Barton Edwards, BHS 1941 Daily Breeze (Torrance, CA) - Saturday, November 17, 2012 William Barton Edwards, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. He was born on July 27, 1923 in Aitkin, Minnesota to Myrtle Swanson and Henry Edwards. After graduating from Burbank High School, he enlisted in the U.S Army Air Corps in 1941, becoming a decorated WWII Veteran, in the Glider Detachment. After his Tour of Duty in 1945, He attended the University of Southern California and obtained his chemical engineering degree and started his own successful manufacturing company, Luseaux Laboratories in Gardena, California. In 1957 he married Wilma Annie Brown. Together they raised two sons and two daughters in Torrance, California. Wilma passed away in 1981 and in 1987 Bill married Eleanor Louise Swanson. Bill was an active member of the First Lutheran Church in Torrance for over 50 years. He loved camping, fishing, and hunting, watching USC play football, and just being with his family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife 25 years, Eleanor; his children, Tim, Alicia, Melissa and Billy; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, Eleanor's children and grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, November 24th at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 2900 West Carson Street in Torrance. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill's name to the First Lutheran Church.

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