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Evalenea ”Eva” Hendrix, 93, of Halfway, died April 29, 2001, at Halfway.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Church in Halfway. Pastor Bill Shields of the Presbyterian Church in Halfway will officiate.
Mrs. Hendrix was born on Nov. 17, 1907, to John and Selenea Bassett Buchanan at Sunset Valley, now Buchanan Valley, an area of Pine Valley. Mrs. Hendrix lived in Pine Valley all of her life except for two years when she went to Wingville to milk cows and then to Payette, Idaho, where she worked in the apple orchards, picking apples for two cents a box.
During her life, she enjoyed crochet work. She started learning to crochet when she was 7. She also added to her handiwork by embroidering. She liked to travel and to cook. At one time she won an award for her lemon pie.
She married James Hendrix at Weiser, Idaho, on Nov. 17, 1936.
In 1942, she and Jim moved to the 1,700-acre ranch which had been homesteaded by her father, John Buchanan.
Survivors include a son, James J. Hendrix, and his wife, Monique; a daughter, Ora “Skip” Selenea, and her husband, Dave Romine of Halfway; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Selenea; her husband, James J. Hendrix; her daughter, Marie Griffin; brothers, Robert and Orville Buchanan; and sisters, Ella Thomas and Beulah Crow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Halfway Senior Meal Program through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 4, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor