Edwina Basham Viar

August 17, 1962 ~ May 9, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old


Edwina Basham Viar, 60, of Vinton, passed away on Tuesday May 9th, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brenda and Paul “Tommy” Basham.

Edwina is survived by her brothers, John and Sheila Basham, Paul Basham, II; spouse, Garry Allen Viar “Big Garry”; children, Thomas John Beche, Robert Michael Beche, Garry “JR” and Kaelin Viar, Sarah and Todd Marquis; 6 grandchildren; Laurie, Lily, Khloe, Maxwell, Lincoln, and Jace; pets, Daisy Mae and Peanut.

Edwina will be remembered for her strength, independence, motherly love, selflessness, caring
and kindness. She always would put others before herself and loved her family with her whole heart. She worked very hard throughout her career, but she loved even harder. We will miss her homemade cooking and her warm hugs. She loved animals, butterflies, hummingbirds, and lions. She was an amazing woman all around. We will miss her dearly. Fly High Sweetpea.

A celebration of her life will be at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the Lotz Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton. The family will receive friends following the service. Online condolences and a live webcast of the service may be found at

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May 16, 2023

6:00 PM to TBD
Lotz Funeral Home Vinton
305 E. Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179


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