June 4, 1925 - April 26, 2018
Arlis Elwood Ede died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, April 26th at the age of 92, surrounded by family.
Arlis served in the United States Air Force for 2 and one half years during World War II and a year during the Korean conflict. After graduating from the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in Interior Design, he moved to Dallas in 1952. He worked for Adleta Showcase Company, Joe Lambert, and George Dahl Architecture before opening his own firm Arlis Ede Interiors Inc. where he created commercial and residential Interior Design projects.
Arlis was active in the Interior Design professional organization ASID where he served as Texas Chapter President, on the National Board and as Regional Vice President. He was an ASID Fellow. Arlis was also active in Interior Design education serving on various committees of FIDER (the accrediting body for schools of Interior Design) and served on the FIDER’s board.
Preceded in death by his parents, Sanford and Hazel; his sister, Harriet; and his wife of sixty three years, Kathryn, he is survived by three sons; Carl and his wife, Connie, John and his wife. Cheryl and David and his wife, Shannon. There are six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Being a lover of family and history, Arlis instilled the same in his children and grandchildren. He researched the genealogy of his Norwegian roots and was also involved and committed to Kathyrn’s German ancestral heritage. Every two years at Kathyrn’s family reunion he made it a priority for his family to be there and learn the lessons from those who had gone before, keeping their legacy alive. Arlis kept in touch with his nieces and nephews in Wisconsin weekly and cherished those relationships.
Always positive, curious, and creative, Arlis and Kathryn built a home and life together where their sons flourished, grandchildren thrived and where his legacy endures.
Memorial service has been set for Friday, May 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Wynne Chapel at Highland Park Presbyterian Church.
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