Edna ‘Oma’ Perdoma
Edna Perdomo, also known as “Oma” to many family and friends, passed way peacefully July 11, 2006, at Eagle Valley Care Center in Carson City.
She was born July 21, 1915, in San Francisco to Anna and Henry Mockel. A resident of San Francisco for 72 years, she moved to Carson City in 1987 to be closer to her family. As a young woman Edna worked as a secretary for Kahn’s Department Store and a senior clerk for Standard Oil Company in San Francisco. She married Fred Charles Perdomo July 12, 1941, and worked with him in Mockel’s Grocery on 20th and Hampshire streets in San Francisco for more than 30 years. Edna and Fred were featured in the San Francisco Chronicle as proprietors of the oldest family store in continuous ownership in San Francisco at the time.
Edna was a 50-year member of San Francisco Chapter No. 155 OES and was a past matron. She also was a member of Esther Chapter No. 1 OES of Carson City, Natives and Newcomers and was very active in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, knitting, crocheting, Eastern Star, and vacationing at their cabin in the redwoods.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Christine Perdomo; grandchildren, Rick and Katie Perdomo; nephews and wives, Rich and Sandra Peters of San Jose, Calif., Ray and Maureen Laval of San Francisco, Joseph and Louise Laval of Albuquerque, N.M., Wayne and Beverly Helfer of Mission Viejo, Calif.; niece and husband, Doris and San Pledger of San Mateo, Calif.; nieces, Paula Peters of Sonoma, Calif., and Helen Helfer of Cape Cod, Mass.; great-nieces, Laura Howe of Reno, Nev., and Christy Fitzpatrick of Las Vegas, Nev.; and great-great-nephews, jack and Brandon Howe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in 1984; her parents; and sisters, Pauline and Dorothy.
A celebration of life will begin at 10:30 a.m. July 20 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1201 North Saliman Road, Carson City. A reception will follow the service in the St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall. Private interment will be held at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Francisco at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, St. Mary’s Hospice, or the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Ave. South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016-8804.
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