Evelyn L. Gibson of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on October 24, 1927 in Spokane, Washington to parents, Lawrence and Bertha Olsen Logsdon. She died on May 5, 2019 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 91 years. Evelyn was raised and attended a country school house through the eighth grade and graduated from Davenport High School in the class of 1945. She tap danced her way into the heart of Dale Gibson during a performance with the Akappa Club and they were united in marriage on August 4, 1946 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After Dale was honorably discharged from the Army they returned to Davenport, Washington. They later lived in several places including, Colville, WA, Bend, OR, Davis, CA and Baker City, Oregon before settling in Hermiston, Oregon in 1977 where they have lived since. Evelyn worked outside the home at various jobs over the years and helped Dale with the family business, Gibson Breeders Service. Her greatest joy was being a stay at home wife, raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed music, square and tap dancing, gardening, baking, cooking and sewing.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 73 years: Dale Gibson, Hermiston, OR; sons: Craig Gibson & wife Nancy, Gig Harbor, WA; Gene Gibson & wife Judy, Kuna, ID; daughters: Caryle Gallien & husband Greg, Hermiston, OR, Marla Anderson & husband Clark, San Diego, CA and Cerise Smallwood, La Grande, OR; sister: Hazel Wolfrum, Spokane, WA; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren: close friend and caregiver: Teresa Iverson, Hermiston, OR; numerous nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law: Duane Smallwood, brothers: Allen, Raymond and Lee Logsdon and a sister: Marie Hafer.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Stanfield, Oregon.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.