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WILLARD, Evelyn Virginia (age 94)
Evelyn died peacefully in her home of 56 years on January 13, 2017 with a big smile on her face. She was born in Packard, Washington May 14, 1922. After graduating from Waitsburg High School in May of 1940, she attended Kinman Business School and worked as a secretary throughout her life. In November 1942, she married the boy down the street, Edward J. Willard, before he went off to serve in the Navy in WWII.
They were happily married for 52 years and their shared joys included their children, garden, home and St Francis of Assisi parish. Evelyn was an avid walker and until the age of 90 could be found walking at NorthTown mall most mornings.
She is preceded in death by her husband Ed in 1994, and her sisters, Ruth Seelhammer and Doris Wilson.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters Mollie Sullivan, Martha (Morris) Bereiter, Melinda (Terry) Wilke, Mary (Tim) Gallagher; son John (Peggy) Willard; 15 grandchildren, and at the moment, 6 great grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Wigert and staff for her care over the years and Ann, her Hospice nurse in the last weeks of her life.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Poor Clare Nuns, 4419 N. Hawthorne St, Spokane 99205 or Hospice of Spokane. P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, 99210.