E. Evelyn Beeson McIntyre
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E. Evelyn Beeson McIntyre passed away June 9, 2013, at her home in Wasilla, Alaska. It was a glorious, sunny day in Alaska, a wonderful day to go home at last. Evelyn was 93 years old.
She was born May 24, 1920, in Gooding, Idaho, to Roy and Lois Beeson. She grew up in the Boise Valley.
Evelyn married Ross McIntyre in 1946 and they lived most of their married life in Chiloquin, Ore. They retired "home" to the Boise Valley, where Evelyn stayed until the passing of her husband in 2004, then lived in College Place, Wash., with her daughter Joyce and finally in Wasilla with her daughter Lois and her family. She lived the last seven years of her life as an Alaskan, bringing change and adventure to her life in fun and unexpected ways.
Evelyn was a peaceful, quiet woman of strong faith in God. She was a member of Friends Church and was often seen reading her Bible. She loved children, flowers, birds, nature and the Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska.
She was interested in many things and read the newspaper daily, always working the crossword puzzle and keeping up on current events. She read books by the dozens and took a college computer class in her 80s. It took years before anyone in the family could beat her in the game of Scrabble. She loved to sew, quilt, crochet, and embroider and leaves behind many handmade projects for her family to cherish.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Ross McIntyre, siblings Pearl Birch, Mary Pruitt and Wesley Beeson, and granddaughter Karirose and Katimarie Nichols.
Survivors include her siblings Robert Beeson and Hazel Tuning; children Joyce Beecroft, Douglas and Dianna McIntyre, Helenrose and Gary Nichols and Lois and Ross Epperson; and grandchildren Kandee and Don Hoppen, Kati Stocke, Nate and Kim McIntyre, Nick McIntyre, Kellie McIntyre, Hannah Epperson and Luke and Cindy Epperson; great-grandchildren Andrew, Megan, Brittani, Abigail, Carson, Eli, Calum, Seth and Dietrich. Also important in her life were her many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.
Idaho memorial services were in Meridian, Idaho, and Alaska memorial services will be in Wasilla.
"I will sing to the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me." Psalm 13:6.
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Published in Herald And News on June 20, 2013