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Edwina Sandel Milam

Edwina Sandel Milam, 90, departed this world for greener pastures Thursday, December 28, 2000. Mrs. Milam was born October 22, 1910 in Walker County, Texas to T.H. and Jessie Simms Sandel. She graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1927 and received her Masters of Education from the University of Houston in 1959.

She was joined in holy matrimony August 15, 1935 to Archie Robert Milam. In 1947, they made Sugar Land their home.

Mrs. Milam retired from Fort Bend ISD after 35 years where she was the Supervisor for Elementary Math and Science. During her years of administration and teaching, she touched the hearts and lives of many around her.

She was also active in many professional, civic, and religious organizations. Despite these numerous activities, her favorite pastimes were those spent with her family.

A recognized 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Edwina was the past Worthy Matron of the Rosenberg Chapter #429, and the Sugar Land Chapter #1107.

She is preceded in death by much of her family including her husband Archie, four sisters and 8 brothers. She is survived by a daughter Marilyn Rawson of Richmond, a son Archie Robert Milam and wife Patricia of Angleton, a granddaughter Reagan Meredith Walters and husband Brian of Sugar Land, two grandsons Alan and Adam Milam also of Angleton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Sugar Land with burial following at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Sugar Land or the charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, Inc., 1201 Fourth St., Rosenberg, TX. (281) 342-4671.

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