Edith Roach McKaig
Saluda– Edith Roach Mckaig, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on September 28, 2021.
A lifelong resident of North Carolina, she truly lived the values of love, faith, kindness, hard work and service to others. After World War II, she met and married the love of her life, Fred McKaig, a young sailor in the U.S. Navy. Her generosity and heart of a child seeking adventure were wonderful gifts to her family, all of whom adored her.
Edith is preceded in death by her parents, Mallie and Walter Roach and by her brother, Bill and sister, Katherine. She is survived by her husband, Jesse Fred McKaig and children: Steve (Sonya), Rosemary (Bob Hostetler), and Ben (Deborah). Grandchildren include Ryan, Justin, Caroline, David, and Scott McKaig (Katie), Katie McKaig Parker (Tim), Lauren and Erin Jones, Bonnie Hostetler Walling (Amanda), and Maggie McKaig Vacquier (Paul). Great grandchildren include: Chance Hostetler, Lincoln and London Parker, Jack, Liam and Aiden McKaig, and Siena, Finn, Margo, and Reef Vacquier. Other surviving family are her sister Dietra Roach Howard and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.