Evelyn Ella Henjum

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Finley, Wash.

Einan's Funeral Home

Evelyn Ella Henjum, 85, of Finley, WA, passed away surrounded by her family on June 8th, 2007, at Kennewick General Hospital.

She was born in Springbrook, North Dakota, to Frank and Lillian Kenitzer on July 29, 1921.

Evelyn found her lifetime partner with Gordon Henjum and they were married June 12, 1939, in Fergus Falls, Minn., and have five children three boys and two girls.

Evelyn was raised during hard times in our Country in the 1930s. She worked in programs for the younger people sewing clothing articles.

During the war, she welded in the shipyard in Sausilito, California, while her husband served in the Army.

Evelyn was proceeded in death by her parents, Frank and Lillian Kenitzer, sister, Lorraine Hexum and brothers, Lyle and Kenny Kenitzer. She has three brothers and two sisters still living.

Her immediate family is her husband, Gordon, sons, Daryl and wife, Judy, Jeff and wife, Linda, Gilbert and wife, Bibi and two daughters, Kaylene Livingston and husband, Herman and Jennifer Bottler and husband, Gary.

She has 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren and their spouses. Everyone of them referred to her as their 'Grandma Tootsie.'

Evelyn and Gordon lived in Richland, WA, for 20 years and she could always be seen cheering her heart out at sports functions. She was totally involved in her children's activities.

She worked for a time at the Safeway bakery, but the majority of her time was spent being a wife and mother. Her home always was opened to all the nephews, nieces and her children's classmates. If she could have, she would have mothered the world.

There always will be a special place in everyone's heart for her. She will be missed by many people.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to all the nurses and staff in the ICU unit at Kennewick General Hospital. The chaplain was wonderful to all the family.

They made a very sad moment in our lives a little easier to cope. Thank you.

Service will be at Einan's Chapel in Richland, WA, on Wednesday, June 13th, at 3 p.m.

Potluck reception following at Richland Lutheran Church, 901 Van Giesen St.

Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Published in Tri-City Herald from June 12 to June 13, 2007