Edna Mae Ulmer returned to the Lord on Aug 12, 2023. She was born in South Bend, IN at home on Jan 17, 1936 to Mae and Wellington Ulmer. She attended James Whitcomb Riley High School, then went on to receive a BS degree from Manchester College as well as a Master’s Degree from Indiana University at Bloomington. She taught for thirty-six years and was one of the original faculty who opened Wilson Elementary in Colorado Springs. She retired in 1993.
Edna Mae was a dedicated teacher who loved teaching. She believed her students should do no less than their best, and she believed in giving them her best as well. She was always there for her students, working with them after school to inspire them. Her goal was to inspire her students with the knowledge and belief that “I can do this!”
Edna Mae served as an Elder, Deacon, and Stepehen Minister of Mountain View Presbyterian, and visited the sick, the elderly, and shut-ins. She was a longtime member on Central United Methodist Church, where she served as a greeter and volunteer. She was quiet disciple who lived her faith.
Edna Mae’s hobbies’ included gardening, bowling, fishing, and crafts like cross stitch and embroidery. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Donald. Edna Mae leaves behind many friends, including her best friend of many years Jo, Jackson. Her memory will be cherished by all of the people who lives were touched by this kind and loving person.
A friend described Edna Mae as a “Boss Angel.” Here on earth, she was a shining example of what a Christian should be. It is a great comfort for those she left behind to know that she has passed on to her reward.
Memorial gifts for the “backpack for Wilson” project are appreciated. All gifts go to filling backpacks with food and books for students in need.