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1943 Edward 2023

Edward Allen Wagner

October 27, 1943 — April 20, 2023

Edward Allen Wagner passed away 20 April 2023 and was greeted in heaven by his beloved daughter, Christie Paige Wagner. Ed was born 27 October 1943 and raised in Eugene, Oregon by Lloyd and Ester Wagner with siblings, Judy Wagner of Alameda, CA and Richard McCormick of Colorado Springs, CO. Ed's early life was shaped by his father's service in the United States Air Force, which moved the family often, to locations all over the US and as far away as Guatemala. His intrepid sense of adventure and love for facing projects (or mischief) head-on were a common theme through the varied landscapes of Ed's formative years. The frequent moving ("ten schools in twelve years") taught him to be fearless, independent and adaptive to new situations all his adult life.

Ed graduated from Oregon State University as an Electrical Engineer at the dawn of the semiconductor industry and discovered a lifelong passion for understanding the "why" and the "how" of scientific processes. Ed's gift for translating highly-complex material theories into successful manufacturing techniques made him invaluable to companies such as National Semiconductor and Intel Corporation. Ed's work moved him from Santa Cruz, CA, Sandy, UT, Chandler, AZ, Plano, TX and Rio Rancho, NM to England and Japan, spending several years in each location. His work caused him to travel the world. He pointed out that he was an American Airlines Million Mile Member, earned "by the seat of my pants".

Ed was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Hartman Wagner (2022) and their daughter, Paige (1992).
His only son, Glen Wagner and wife, Alla live in Castle Pines, CO. Ed will be sorely missed by his granddaughter, Rachel Marie Wagner of Roseville, CA. Ed lived with his current wife, Kathryn Yergler Lyons on the Rincon Ranch in Fence Lake, NM and in the family home in Albuquerque. Ed was dearly loved by his step-daughter, Kathryn Lyons Norris of Colorado Springs, CO and step-son, Douglas Whitcomb Lyons and family of Pflugerville, TX.

Ed had a great love of the outdoors and spent many long hours with a fishing pole in his hand. A lifelong athlete, he was a scratch golfer, a scuba diver, an expert skier, and racquetball player. He frequently sought out the thrill of adventure in the wilderness of the Rincon Ranch. Ed recently renewed his faith as a member of Hoffmantown Church.

We are honoring Ed's wishes not to have formal services, but his life will be lovingly celebrated by immediate family and close friends. Ed's family will gather this summer in the majestic Rocky Mountains to scatter his ashes.

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