TIERNEY, Evelyn Mae
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Passed away peacefully on October 13th, 2011 surrounded by her family and friends. Evelyn was born on the family farm north of Epping, North Dakota on September 4th, 1917. Growing up, her nickname was "Mischief"! She was a spitfire and very playful. After graduating from Ray High School, she moved to Metaline, WA., where she married her husband John J. Tierney on December 10th, 1941. Before starting their family, Evelyn worked at Geiger Field as a "Rosie the Riveter". In 1944 her first hooligan son, Jack, was born, followed by a second son, Ron, in 1946. After Johnnie's discharge from the service in 1945, they moved back to Metaline for a short time and returned to Spokane in 1950 where they raised their family and permanently resided. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Grandpa Johnnie, her parents Ben and Blanche Boline, two sisters Ida Krause, and Iva Braaten, and two brothers Arthur and Harry Boline. She is survived by her two sons Jack and Ron Tierney of Spokane, two granddaughters Lisa and Natalie, and her two great grandchildren Kylon and Aaliyah, her brother Vernon Boline of Epping, North Dakota and her sister Alice Kaldahl of Ray, North Dakota and numerous nieces and nephews, all of which she loved dearly. Her first passion was her family and friends, followed closely by her love of gardening. She loved playing bridge with her gal pals and could not pass up a good yard sale, as her garage and basement can attest to. Evelyn always put others before herself. She was the rock of the family, the glue that held everything together. She will be thought of, loved and missed dearly by everyone who knew her. Per Evelyn's request, there will be no funeral services, but a celebration of her life will be held in the Spring when her crocuses and other beautiful flowers are in bloom. (If her eldest son didn't poison them the last time he sprayed for weeds!) Thank you family and friends for a lifetime of love and support. Any contributions may be made to the
! That's how Granny would have wanted it!
Published in Spokesman-Review from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2011