Edith Lee-Salinas, age 90, formerly of Clio and Rochester Hills, died peacefully at the Forest Edge Family Home in Hadley, Michigan. Edith was born in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany, on May 12, 1932. She was the second of six children to Katherine and Leo Hoerner. Edith worked at Flint Osteopathic Hospital and retired from there after 30 years. Edith married Margarito ‘Mike’ Salinas in 1982. He was the love of her life and they had many good years together until his passing in 1992.
Edith will be remembered as a kind soul who loved to help people. She could make something out of nothing and used this talent to design many costumes, make decorative cakes and knit or crochet masterpieces. All of Edith’s friends and family had a pair of knitted slippers and the lucky ones had a crocheted afghan. Edith was an excellent cook and always set an extra plate at the dinner table for last minute guests. Her innovation, creativity and enthusiasm resulted in many fun times and lots of laughter.
Edith is survived by her children Robert L (Cassandra) Lee and Heidi Briell; brothers Arthur (Hedwig), Josef (Lotte) and Gerhardt (Margarete) all in Germany; Her grandchildren Kevin, Sarah, Matthew, Travis, Robert E, Andy, Gloria, Megan, Joshua, Andrew and her four-legged grandson, Sullivan; Five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Her husband, Margarito and her sisters, Lisel and Gertrude preceded her in death. Special thanks to Mary and the caregivers and residents at Forest Edge who made her last few weeks of life one of peace and love. A private memorial is being scheduled.