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Public memorial for Edwards to be held Sat.

December 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A public memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon for Elizabeth Edwards, wife of presidential and vice presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards died Tuesday at the age of 61, six years after she was first diagnosed with breast cancer.

A family friend said the public service will be held at a Methodist Church In Raleigh, North Carolina.

The family is reportedly still working on burial plans.

She passed away at her home while surrounded by family members.

In 2004, Edwards, a lawyer and author, learned she had breast cancer after an exhaustive year on the campaign trail.

Edwards separated from her husband after he admitted to having an extramarital affair with a campaign worker with whom he fathered a child.

The two separated earlier this year.