Edward "Ed" Stewart Hulden of San Jose, CA passed away from cancer on September 14, 2020 at the age of 76 surrounded by his family. Edward was born in San Francisco, CA on May 17, 1944 to the late Merle Delmer Hulden and Rewa Hulden Hodges Lillie. He graduated from Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA in 1962. In 1966 he received his BA in History at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He completed his MA in Health Science and Education at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA in 1968.
Edward was a beloved teacher at Lietz Elementary School in San Jose, CA for 33 years. He was well known for his outstanding contributions to teaching science and environmental responsibility. His passion for nature and science developed at an early age when he was in 4H and a Life Scout in Boy Scouts. He took great pride in sharing his love and knowledge of the outdoors, including watersports, with his students. He had a gentle heart, a calm demeanor, a humble spirit, and a great sense of humor which drew people to him. One of his greatest joys was teaching his nieces and nephew how to waterski. During his free time, he was an avid sports fan, following the Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors, and San Francisco 49ers. Some of his favorite pastimes were spending time at his Sonora, CA cabin, sitting outdoors observing his koi ponds, collecting whale sculptures and Native American artifacts, and building HO train sets.
Edward is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Hulden, and his two sisters, Robinette Hulden Barclay (Duane) and Christy Hulden Westmoreland (Dave). Additional surviving family members are his nieces and nephew, Katie Barclay Cowan (Christopher), Andy Barclay, Lisa Westmoreland (Adam), and Lori Westmoreland, and his great-nieces, Sadie Beth Cowan and Skye Mathes.
The family will celebrate his life at a later date. Donations in memory of Edward can be made to the American Cancer Society or a tree can be planted in Edward's memory through McCommons Funeral Home (mccommonsfuneralhome.com) partnership with American Forests. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
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