Edna Frances Milutin

Our loving mother, Edna Frances Milutin, 87, of Dickinson, Texas, passed away November 14, 2022.  She was born to the late Walter A. Lind, Sr. and the late Georgia Wannage Lind, on September 26, 1935, in Galveston, Texas.

Edna was raised in Port Bolivar.  She was a graduate of Ball High School and a member of First Lutheran Church.  The eldest of 10 children, she was very proud that her parents made certain that all ten children were confirmed in the church.  While attending Ball High, she worked at American National Insurance Company.  Because of her love of adventure, she would spend many of her lunch breaks riding the roller coaster at East Beach.  While working at American National, she met John Milutin, Jr., who she would eventually marry.  Together they raised three daughters and though they divorced, they remained close friends until his passing in 2000.  Edna had a great work ethic and spent most of her years at U.S. Customs Service, retiring after 35 years as a U.S. Customs Inspector.  After retiring she began taking art lessons and created many beautiful paintings.  She also loved to travel and enjoyed many years of travelling with her loving companion of 25 years, Louis Magnani, of Galveston.

Edna loved spending time with her family, gardening, sewing, cooking and she was an excellent cake decorator.  She had a gift for hospitality, making everyone she encountered feel loved, welcomed and wanted.  She always had a cup of coffee and dessert ready to offer guests. No matter how busy she was, she always made time for others.  She loved to laugh and LOVED children.  Every time she encountered a little one, she would light up!  It brought her so much joy! Edna was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.  She had a servant’s heart and went above and beyond to help others.  She lavished love on her family who will forever adore her.

Edna is survived by her three daughters, Pam Newberry, Linda Spencer (Curtis), Brenda Kenworthy (Charles); grandchildren, Kristin (Ray), Robert, Jenni (Tyler), Johnnie (Kay-Cee), Kristen, Kyle, Joshua (Kacie) and Nicolas; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Lois Parker, Grace Nolen, Linda Kurtas (Lee); brothers George Lind (Rita) and Alan Lind; brothers-in-law Bob Deem and Jimmy Herod; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Jenny Hurley, Jean Deem and Alma Herod; brother Walter (Mac) Lind, Jr. and wife, Jennie; brothers-in-law Bill Parker and Larry Nolen; son-in-law Roy Newberry, Sr. and great-grandson, Gunner Pride.  We would also like to acknowledge her loving caregiver, Anniea Hassan, who brought joy and enriched her quality of life in her final years.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 10 am at Faith Lutheran Church, 800 FM 517 Road East, Dickinson, Texas, followed by a Celebration of Life at 11 am. A procession will follow to Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery, 10708 Highway 6, Santa Fe, Texas.  Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Starfish Kenya or Faith Lutheran Church.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Charles Kenworthy, John Pride, Joshua Kenworthy, Nicolas Spencer, Lee Kurtas and Jimmy Herod. Honorary pallbearers are Curtis Spencer, Kyle Spencer and Robert Handy.




  1. I remember her so well as one of her pastors at First Lutheran Church. She was such a delightful person and recalling her memory brings back a lot of pleasant occasions
    and fond regards. May the Lord bless her and bring her into the joys of his eternal kingdom! Deepest sympathies to the family and to all who loved her!

    Pastor Doug Guthier

    Pastor Doug Guthier
    • We thank you so much for that wonderful message, Pastor Guthier. We all thank you and appreciate your prayers!

      Brenda Kenworthy
  2. My deepest condolences to guys, she will be greatly missed.

    Kimberly Kenworthy Knight
    • Thank you so much, Kim! Love you!

      Brenda Kenworthy
  3. Oh my goodness. I am so sorry to hear this! A flood of childhood memories! Watching the Miss America pageant – “…they should bring out the hook!” and the late show after the pageant was “The Hook” – I will never forget how we all had a good laugh at that. What a wonderful lady! Pam, Linda & Brenda – you all are in my thoughts. I am just so very sorry for your loss. Sending much love to you all!
    Carmel Hoxie Divin

    Carmel Hoxie Divin
    • Thank you so much, Carmel. We have so many happy memories with you guys. I definitely remember how much we laughed when our favorite contestant didn’t win and then “The Hook” was announced. We laughed so hard. That is one of a million memories I can remember when we were growing up. Momma loved you and Cheryl and she always appreciated how Mary and David enriched our lives with so many fun experiences as well.

      Brenda Kenworthy
  4. To my other pea in the pod and my Rode dog ,
    I Love You And You Will Always Be In My Heart
    And I am going to Miss You My Love

    Anniea Hassan
    • What can I say to you, Anniea? How can we thank someone who gave our sweet momma quality time, shared laughter, tender loving care, loads of love and hugs and understanding and patience. You enriched her quality of life by such measure and we will be forever grateful to you for loving our momma that way! We love you!

      Brenda Kenworthy
  5. Ms Edna was an angel. She was very kind-hearted and sweet. I know all her loved ones will miss her greatly but she’s now an angel in Heaven. I know there are no words to console anyone when we lose a parent but they will always care and love us forever.

    Maria M. Serrillos
    • Thank you so much, Maria. You are so sweet and we truly appreciate your message.

      Brenda Kenworthy
  6. In the 1960s and 70s, I was a ship agent in Galveston. I knew Edna and Louis very well. I boarded many ships with Edna. She was always “no nonsense” but always able to establish rapport with any ship’s officers and crew. She and Louis were a credit to the US Customs Service. I was fortunate to have known them both.

    John E. Rice
    • Thank you so much. Our mom had a very strong work ethic and she was always meticulous about doing the job right. We all learned that from her. She and Louis are together again. We appreciate you sharing your memories. Thank you so much!

      Brenda Kenworthy
  7. Big hugs Brenda. I remember your mom well. She was such a great role model.
    My sincere condolences to your family.

    Dru Walters
    • Thank you so much, Dru. I am truly blessed to have seen you recently. Mom loved your heart and your smile freely shared with all.

      Brenda Kenworthy

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