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Nokie's Medical/Final Tour/Bills

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Raised by 68 people in 10 months
Created March 17, 2018
Nokie Edwards broke his right hip on Christmas morning. His hip was replaced with success he entered a care home on Jan 1st. On Jan16th Nokie return to the ER with a fever of 102 and a 2 infections one infection being triple drug resistant. The doctors and hospital staff fought very hard to treat this infection.  After six surgery's and antibiotics and blood transfusions.  The pain over come him and Nokie's immune system failed him. His lungs filled with fluid very fast and he past away March 12th at 5:41 AM.

We need your benefit donations to help with medical bills and a very large dream of Nokie's.

Before Nokie's passing we talked of many thing and had allot of laughs with our brother Rick the Saturday before he past over 4 hours of telling jokes laughed until we cryied. 
As you who know him he loves to tell his joke story's. I also believe his RN's, nurses's and doctors loved his dry humor. After returning to the hospital on Jan 16th to March 12th they got to know him very good.

Nokie spoke of a last tour he wanted to take when he was strong enough to go home.  Ask if I thought we could do it. I was unsure but told him anything he wanted to just fight to get stronger. My baby will go on a final Celebration of Life tour to places he mentioned. His music will play and his jokes will be heard the memories we will chair.

Nokie will have two viewings 
April 7th @ 1st Christion Church, Yuma Az 1:00 pm
April 14th @ Village Church, Newhall CA.  11:00 am

Nokie will return home to Yuma to be creamated and back on the road to Oregon, Washington, NY,
Cleveland Ohio "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" 
Nashville, Japan

His hole life was music and the world wide fans. This was a dream I promised when he could return home. I miss him so my heart is braking. But I know there's no more pain and the good Lord needed him for other things and he's stop his suffereing. 

He is home now with the big band in heaven walking around again and pickin' with all his buddy's who went before him.
Your benefit donation will help with his medicail bills and his dream to become a reality "Nokie's final tour" to become a reality. 


God Bless, Judy
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Update 3
Posted by Judy Edwards
1 month ago
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I wanted to share with all our friends and family to thank them for all the help given for me to give Nokie 2 Celebration of Life services you also help for me to travel to Washington to be present for a tribute for Nokie and Don Wilson. It was so good to be able to see some of our family and our The Venture family. I know if Nokie was here while I am typing he would be thanking you to. He is still by my side through my bad times of healing. Also your donations help me with some of Nokies funeral costs and the cost of some gift Urn's and necklaces for family members and very close friends. With your friendship and donations I would have not been able to accomplished what I did.

It has been a struggle for me to move forward.
As soon as Nokie and my family problems resolve I will be back to doing what I do best for us. Carrying on Nokie's legacy making sure he is not forgotten for all he gave to the fan family and the music industry.

We love and cherish each friendship.
God Bless each and everyone of you.

Thank you for your contribution in helping me succeed.

Merry Christmas
Judy Edwards
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Update 2
Posted by Judy Edwards
9 months ago
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We have completed two Nokie Celebration of Life Memorials. Yuma AZ and Newhall CA. Paid payment on three medical bills.
We still need your help to complete the next Memorial Celebration. Nokie is being cremated today April 16th. Nokie will go back out on his Celebration of Life Memorial tour in a custom maid Urn that our HitchHiker guitar family has made for him.
June 3rd to WA this is the area we was both raised and he joined the Military in WA state. We both have family and a large fan family there. This is also the state The Ventures launched there very first hit record with Walk Don't Run.

Please help us to be able to honor Nokie and his music continue our Celebration journey. Nashville, Cleveland, Fairbanks, NY , TX, OK, and Japan

Those of you that have donated to help with bills and Nokie's Celebration of Life tour. We greatly appreciate your kind words and help.

God Bless, Judy Edwards
Nokie's 80th B-day Celebration Nashville
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Update 1
Posted by Judy Edwards
9 months ago
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Thank you everyone for helping Nokie's dream tour to still go out on the road one last time. Many of you will be able to have closure with Nokie at a Celebration of Life Memorial Tour.
Also want to give thanks for helping with our many bills coming every month. I know we can do this with all your help. Please join us if we are in your area to give tribute to "Nokie" a Legendary Guitars who's music will live on in history. God Bless, Judy
80th Birthday Celebration in Nashville
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