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Hillcrest Funeral Home

1060 North Carolina Drive, El Paso, TX

OBITUARY

Gregory Mark Edens

February 2, 1953January 18, 2020
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Gregory Mark Edens Sr. died peacefully surrounded by his family on January 18, 2020 at the age of 66. He was born on February 2, 1953 in El Paso, TX. to William J.W. Edens Sr. and June B. Harrison. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Richard Edens Sr. He graduated from Jesuit High School in El Paso, TX in 1971 then went on to graduate from The University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, TX in 1983 with a BBA in accounting which lead him to earn his CPA. He is retired from El Paso Natural Gas Company after 38 years of dedicated service. Greg was the life of any party, loved spending time with family and friends, his dogs, the casino, collecting autographed baseballs, his beloved New York Yankees and he most enjoyed helping others and fixing things thereby earning the nickname his grandchildren gave him, “Handy Manny”. He is survived by his wife, Karen Edens, his son Gregory Mark Edens Jr. (Meredith), daughter Jennifer Pross (Adam), four grandchildren Quinn Edens, Lillian Edens, Abrey Pross, and Ashlyn Pross. Siblings are Edith McAlanis, William J.W. Edens Jr. (Patsy), Paula Davis (David), 18 nieces and nephews and 27 great nieces and nephews. Services will be held this Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, 2301 Zanibar, El Paso, Tx 79925. Visitation from 9:30 to10:00am with Rosary starting at 10:00am. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of El Paso’s Compassionate Care Center hospiceelpaso.org or El Paso Humane Society hselpaso.org in his name.

  • FAMILY

  • William J.W. Edens Sr., Father (deceased)
  • June B. Harrison, Mother (deceased)
  • Karen Edens, Spouse
  • Gregory Mark Edens Jr. (Meredith), Son
  • Jennifer Pross (Adam), Daughter
  • Quinn Edens, Grandchild
  • Lillian Edens, Grandchild
  • Abrey Pross, Grandchild
  • Ashlyn Pross, Grandchild
  • Richard Edens Sr., Brother (deceased)
  • Edith McAlanis, Sister
  • William J.W. Edens Jr. (Patsy), Brother
  • Paula Davis (David), Sister
  • 18, Nieces & Nephews
  • 27, Great Nieces & Nephews

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Rosary Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Memories

Gregory Mark Edens

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Moses Ayoub

January 22, 2020

Dear Karen and the entire Edens family,

I would like to express my condolences for your loss. We worked together in the same building for at least 15 years. Greg was fun, friendly and generous as teammate. I learned a lot from him. I had heard he had moved back to El Paso so I sent him a Facebook friend request quite a while ago. I figured he just didn't get on Facebook very much and I forgot about it. Then a couple of days ago I saw someone had accepted the friend request and I thought well I get to reconnect with Greg. Then I realized it must have been a relative who accepted it the day after he passed away. God bless him and God bless your family.

Bubby Edens

January 22, 2020

A brother's love is forever.

Edith McAlanis

January 21, 2020

I will always remember my baby brother.

Mary Shaw

January 20, 2020

I remember the day that Greg first interviewed me for a job at El Paso Corp. He sat back in his chair, put his feet on the desk and said: "so- how are the other interviewers doing?". Greg was one of the best bosses I've ever had. He was kind, funny and always willing to teach and mentor. I owe a lot of my career to Greg, I am thankful to have known him and sorry to hear that he is gone.

Rest in Peace, "Buddy."

BJ Heck

January 19, 2020

I remember how much Buddy loved Greg! I will never forget having dinner with Greg and Karen, enjoying his funny sense of humor and oh!, the wonderful talk of politics and all the wrongs in the world...But he always reminded me of the good! The knowledge he had and the places he traveled kept me intrigued. His book offered me comfort with the loss of my daughter. He is an amazing man and his spirit will go on forever.


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