STRANGE—Evelyn Strange ended her struggle with cancer peacefully on July 6, 2021, while living in Albany, Ore.
Evelyn was born in Marshfield, Ore., which is now North Bend, on Sept. 9, 1924, to Roy Parker and Marie Tobeck Parker. Evelyn is preceded in death by both her parents, her sister Barbara Troutman and Eddie Strange, her husband of 57 years.
Evelyn grew up near San Francisco, Calif. Later, her family moved to Oregon to Alsea, then Morse Valley and Yamhill.
Evelyn and Eddie were married in Chula Vista, Calif., on Nov. 23, 1942, during World War ll. They lived in the Newburg area after the war. In 1953, they moved to Corvallis, Ore. They lived there for 13 years and then moved to Florence, Ore.
In Florence, Evelyn worked as Eddie’s secretary for his electrical business, was active in the Christian Church, with Soroptimist International of Florence, and the Lady Elks.
After Eddie’s stroke, she became a CNA and enjoyed working at the Florence hospital for many years. Evelyn was very active in the Home Extension Program for many years.
Evelyn loved people and had many friends everywhere she went — but most importantly, loved her family and grandchildren. She always had cookies in her cookie jar, loved walking on the beach and her little red home on the corner.
Evelyn is survived by her three daughters, Marie Turner of West Salem, Ore., Nancy Harris of Albany, Ore., and Linda Gold of Vancouver, Wash. She has nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
A ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at the Brookdale Independent Facility, 1560 Davidson St South East, Albany