H. Ed Munden

H. Ed Munden, longtime Woodstock resident, passed away Monday, Feb 2, 2015, at Greenfield Reflections in Strasburg.  Born in Ft. Worth, TX, July 28, 1925, the son of high school principal Edward Munden and Mary Grace Munden.  After graduation from Southwestern University he served in the US Marine Corp and saw action in the South Pacific.

Ed is survived by longtime companion Kathy Lineweaver; 2 daughters, Jane Ann Flores and husband David of Bulverde, TX; Janeas Munden and husband Teddy Helsley of Woodstock; son Eddie Munden and wife Naomi of Centreville, VA; nephew Bob Hock and wife Doris of Minnesota; his former wife, Dorothy Bradbury, 13 grandchildren and step grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, and his extended Greenfield family.  He is preceded in death by his sister Grace Elizabeth Munden Hock.

Ed had a lifelong love affair with politics.  While in high school he served as a page in the Texas Legislature and later as a page to Gov. Coke Stevenson of Texas.  In 1960, he left a career with Allstate Insurance to manage the US Senate campaign of his college roommate, John Tower.  Ed and his family moved to Washington DC, after Tower’s election where he served as Tower’s Administrative Assistant.

Upon his retirement from Washington Ed relocated to Woodstock where he remained active in local and state Republican Party politics.  As a second career, he opened Radio Shack Dealerships throughout the Valley which he operated until his second retirement at age 80.

Not one to just sit on the porch, Ed then ran for and was elected to a seat on the Woodstock Town Council where he served from 2008 to 2012.  A vocal and staunch supporter of the citizens of Woodstock, Ed worked tirelessly on their behalf until overcome by the mental decline from dementia.  Residing shortly thereafter at Greenfield Reflections he was known as the Mayor of Greenfield where he attended to meeting and greeting everyone who walked in the front door, shaking hands and offering his ever present Texas-sized smile.  Our family would like to acknowledge the unsurpassed love and kindness that was extended to Ed by the remarkable staff of Greenfield, Blue Ridge Hospice and Fox Therapy.

Ed was a devoted and active member of Woodstock Methodist Church.  He served as Chairman of the WMC Day Care Committee to which friends are asked to make contributions in lieu of flowers.

Ed, Daddy, Pop and Paw-Paw, he loved and was loved by his family, his friends and folks who just met him.  He loved the people and the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley and remained a son of Texas where he will return for burial.

Viewing will be held at Woodstock Methodist Church on Thursday, February 5th from 10:00 to 11:00 with funeral service following at 11:00 led by Pastor Dale Bowers and Pastor Robert Hoskins.  All are invited and welcome to join in the celebration of Ed’s life.

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20 Condolences to H. Ed Munden

  1. The Toohey Family says:

    Jane & Family – We are so sorry for your loss. What a legacy your Dad leaves. Take comfort in each other & your memories.

  2. RAY says:

    Jane , family and friends
    He was always a wonderful person to be around and always great stories
    he will be missed , but will always be smiling upon all the people he met…..

  3. Tammie Guenthner says:

    Our family is very saddened to hear of your loss. Mr Munden will never be forgotten. Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Tammie (Millard) Guenthner & Family

  4. Beverly Jett says:

    Have lost a wonderful neighbor and man. Always had a smile on his face. My grandson,jett loved Mr Ed. I will miss him as a wonderful man. My very deepest sympathy to his family and Kathy.

  5. Janeas Munden says:

    Thank you Beverly

  6. Terry Dumer says:

    So sorry for your loss. You have such a beautiful family. I know he will be missed by many.

  7. Becky Cooper says:

    Prayers for the family. Ed was an extremely generous and friendly person with a warm, welcoming smile. I will always remember him fondly.

  8. Anne Maxson Pendrak says:

    Mr. Munden was my second father from 10 years old on, as I spent more time at the Munden household than I did my own home down the street. I will always remember him for his welcoming smile and hilarious sense of humor. I owe him and the entire Munden family a debt of gratitude for a sense of belonging and their gift of laughter.

  9. anna houghton says:

    Ed was a good man..I can still see him standing behind the counter at radio shack..Kathy my prayers are with you and your family.. God bless

  10. An WineKing says:

    I will miss Ed Munden… I first met him in 1977 when I would buy my 45 records at Radio Shack! We always enjoyed chatting and he was such a delightful man. I’m glad I got to see him a few times recently at Greenfield, and even with his illness he was still just as charming as when he was in his younger years. RIP.

  11. Jo Ballengee says:

    Naomi, my love and prayers are with you, Cheryl, Toby, and especially Eddie and his family. God’s comfort and peace to all.

  12. Otie & Crena Ryman says:

    Kathy and the Munden family,
    Extending our sincere sympathy.
    God Bless.

  13. wini ayres says:

    hadnt seen sonny in years but thought of him often and all the fun we had at southwestern and after. he was a great kissin cousin. my love and prayers go to the family

  14. Linda Love & family says:

    I want to extend the sympathy of my entire family. Sonny, as we knew him, was a wonderful cousin and friend. He has always held a special place in our hearts. Hope your memories and his love comfort and warm your heart forever.

  15. Jessica L Boyd says:

    My sincere condolences to my wonderful cousins. I loved uncle hoho and was so glad to see him when I was down there last. I know we will see him again. He will be with us now and waiting for us later with big smiles and bear hugs.

  16. Dee Grimmett says:

    So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I will miss his big smiles & hellos.

  17. Tracy Rittenour says:

    Janeas, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  18. Jane Ann says:

    Our hearts are with you all today. It has been so sweet to hear from people who only knew Daddy through his trips to Texas. We will all be here together to meet him on his last trip home

  19. Patricia Kiser says:

    Ed was on the Senate side, when I was working on the House side in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, our paths did not cross there, but they did when we both left the city for the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. What fun it was to stop by the Radio Shack and compare “stories” with Ed. He was always so pleasant and cheerful and made you feel like the most important person in the world. My husband Jim and I extend our very deepest sympathies to Ed’s family and to his other friends. We will all miss him, but weren’t we fortunate to have had him in our lives? God bless you, Ed. Pat Kiser