MISSOULA ~ Edwin Arthur Truax Sr. passed away January 18, 2022 surrounded with the love and support of his adoring family.
Ed loved Jesus with all his heart, his final testimony to Christ was when he looked up and said, "oh wow, I see Him. What a trip!" with joy plastered in his expression . Then he said home with each breath until he was transported home to heaven.
Ed was born March 1, 1955 in Billings Montana the last of five children to Norman and Norma Truax.
When this family later moved to Lolo, Montana, Ed attended Sentinel High School and Garden City Chapel Youth Group in close by Missoula. Ed met Jesus in 1971 and was baptized in 1972 by Don and Ruth Johnson, at Garden City Chapel.
Ed was married to Marjorie in 1980, they raised three children together; Edwin A. Truax Jr., Cassie A. Truax and Ashley K. Truax (Nelson).
Ed loved living in Lolo next to his parents, where he played in the Bitterroot River with his kids and sledded down the "school hill" in the winter always with a loud Yahooie!
Ed became a father figure to many of his children’s friends over the years.
Ed later met and courted the love of his life Judy. They were wed 2005 and spent their time loving each other, loving their family, and worshiping the Lord together.
Ed loved the outdoors, especially the Big Hole Valley. He couldn't wait for fall and hunting. He had many successful days out hunting with his son-in-law Brady, his buddy Clyde and grandson Matt.
Daddy looked forward to Christmas, New Years, and the 4th of July. He couldn't wait to put up the tree and spend Christmas Eve carrying on his father’s tradition. On the 4th and NewYears you were sure to hear "fire in the hole" as he lit off fireworks and ran for safety.
Edwin was proceeded in death by his mother and father, his sister Bonnie, nephew Chase and brother-in-law Trent. He is survived by his wife Judy, his children, Eddy (Amy),
Cassie (Chris) and Ashley (Brady) and his nine grandchildren;
Brynn, Matthew, Ryker, Brady III, Beau, Caleb, Brook Lynn, Ashley Jr. and Kenny; and his siblings Norma Owens (Jerry), Donna McKittrick, Tanya Stout and Frank Borgeson.
Ed's Celebration of Life will be this Sunday, January 23, 2022 at The Sanctuary Church, 2415 Arcadia Drive, Missoula at 2pm with a reception to follow. Ed's burial will take place 1-25-2022 at 10 am at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Missoula. In lieu of flowers we have set up a memorial account at Trail West bank where you may make donations for Ed's final expenses. Checks may be made out to Judy Truax or you may tell them the last four numbers of the account for donations #6544. The mailing address is Po Box 17500, Missoula MT 59808.
Ed would also have loved friends and family to help a family in need or an elderly neighbor.