Cache Valley music icon dies due to heart failure

Deanna Edwards, a Cache Valley icon who used her musical talents to bring peace to the sick, the elderly and the dying died in Logan Wednesday evening of heart failure at the age of 67.Edwards earlier traveled thousands of miles each year conducting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Israel using music in her lectures as well as therapeutic work with patients and people, including local residents.Edwards and her husband Cliff were founders of Rock Canyon Music Publishers. She has written over 300 songs, produced 15 recordings and published three books including “Grieving: The Pain and the Promise.”A native of Cache Valley, Edwards appeared in musicals while at Logan High School and she was often invited to present programs and workshops through the years. Many local residents remember Edwards as the first person to respond, along with her guitar, when there was a death or serious illness in a family.

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