October 2, 1927 to December 4, 2017
Edith was born in San Diego, California to Blanch and Gerald Miller. She was raised there graduating from Hoover High School 1945, where she was part of the tumbling squad. Always an adventuresome woman she traveled cross country with her mother in June 1947 to marry her high school sweetheart, James Robert Musgrove who had joined the United States Navy at the end of WWII. They made their home between Boston, MA and Providence, Rhode Island until 1949 when Jim was released from the Navy. They traveled back to San Diego where he reenlisted in the Navy making it his career. Over the next years they would raise three children and enjoy their grandkids. Always up for adventure after Jim’s death in 1986 Edith would be known to hook up her 5th wheel and go to Elderhostel’s (college for seniors) around the country. She learned to fly fish on one in Montana. She rafted the Colorado River twice and attended the Calgary Stampede three times with her dog Josh and the trailer. An avid hunter and fisherman she would travel to the lakes and streams of the Sierras to fish and camp sometimes with her children or grandchildren. She traveled to Utah and Nevada for deer hunting with her son. Edith relocated to Elko to be closer to her son and the hunting and fishing. She was active in the Native Daughters of the Golden West, the Elko Library and the Lamoille Women’s Club. Edith was a follower of cowboy poetry and attended the gathering in Elko for over twenty years. Baxter Black was one of her favorites, a show she would not miss as long as she could get tickets. She was a 50-year member of the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars serving as president of the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 5867 in Lakeside, California twice. As an Auxiliary member she enjoyed working in the concession stand at the Elko County Fair and the 4th of July Celebrations at the Fairgrounds with the VFW and attending National Conventions all over the country.
She was preceded in death by her husband James and a son Gerald. She is survived by her sons Michael (Carol) of Spring Creek, James of Lakeside, California, and daughter Valerie (Dan) Kaercher of El Cajon, California; six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
There will be a Memorial Service at VFW Post 2350 in Elko December 29, 2017 at 1:00pm. She will be interred in San Diego, California with her husband.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the VFW National Home for Children or the charity of your choice.