Edna Van Leuven passed away peacefully at home on the evening of August 23, 2022, with her devoted son Douglas by her side. She was born on June 20, 1924, to Edna Stokes Hoffman and Ambrose Bernside Hoffman in Philadelphia, PA.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, sister Jeanne Stokes Wilson, first husband Donald Hill, her beloved second husband Marine Corp Sergeant Ralph Daniel Van Leuven (Van), and her son Dean Hill. Edna was the mother of five sons: Donald, Douglas, Dave, Dean, and Daniel Hill, the grandmother of eight, and the great-grandmother of fourteen.
Edna was a devoted mother and wife, a published author, a columnist for the Reno-Gazette and Lahontan Valley News, a real estate agent, a waitress, and doing whatever was needed to help the family. In retirement, her favorite thing was doing her Crewel needlepoint and sharing it with family and friends, donating much of it to local charities over the years.
A member of the Eastern Star, her ashes will be buried next to her beloved husband Van in the Masonic Cemetery in Carson City, NV. Per her request, there will be no memorial. Instead, Edna requested that you send donations in her name to the local CAPS, (Churchill Animal Protection Society), or a charity of your choice.