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“Uncle Eddie, You will be missed, a lot of good memories ”
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Edward Lawrence Alderson, 78, of Palm Desert, CA passed away May 11, 2015 in Palm Desert of lung cancer.
Born on June 10, 1936, he was the youngest of eight children born to Thomas and Ellen Alderson in Shullsburg, WI and moved to SC at he age of six.
Ed married Bette Johnson on December 3, 1954 in Anaheim, CA.
His final project of his 60 year construction career was the construction of Point Happy Center in La Quinta. He also was a member of the Planning Commission La Quinta Board of Directors, Desert Arc, and the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.
He is survived by his loving wife Bette Alderson of Palm Desert, CA; son, Michael Alderson of Anaheim, CA; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Elen Fay of Columbia, MS; and brother, Leonard Alderson of WI.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Cindy Allen in 2014.
Ed was well respected and liked by his friends and community. He was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling around the world. He was a member of three singing groups and his gifted beautiful voice was in demand for many weddings and funerals.
He will be most remembered for his integrity and wit.
Donations can be sent on behalf of Ed to Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, 47470 Van Buren St., Indio CA 92202 (760) 347-3512. Website:
Services will be private and arrangements have been entrusted to FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert.