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Evelyn Louise (Simpson) Gjelhaug

1922 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Evelyn Louise (Simpson) Gjelhaug Obituary
Evelyn died at her residence in Riverside, CA on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. She was 94. She was born December 22, 1922 in Washington DC to Thomas Clyde Simpson and Grace Emily (Blevins) Simpson.
Her husband of sixty three years, Lt. Col Carl John Gjelhaug, preceded her in death in 2008. They met in Washington DC during WW II and married in 1944.
She accompanied him on his assignments with the United States Air Force in the United States, Puerto Rico and England, first arriving in Riverside in 1952.
She was preceded in death by her sister Norma (Simpson) Dulaney; a brother, William Thomas Simpson; a daughter, Carolyn (Gjelhaug) Pacha in 1977 and her only son Carl Thomas Gjelhaug in 2009. She is survived by her brother Gary Stephen Simpson and his wife Peggy of Monrovia, Maryland. She is also survived by her daughter Sandra (Gjelhaug) Byrnes of Daniel Island, South Carolina and her husband Albert Morgan Byrnes. She will be dearly missed by eight loving grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm at Riverside National Cemetery, in Riverside, CA. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648
Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 16, 2017
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