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Evelynne Lee Hartless, 66, of Richland, died May 18, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise.
There will be a celebration of Evelynne’s life at 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Bridge Grange in New Bridge. There will be a reception afterward. The family has asked that this be a happy occasion and in honor of Evelynne’s request that those attending wear red, her favorite color.
Evelynne was born on Oct. 21, 1935, to Randolph and Leora Martin Sharp in Baker City. She was raised in Eagle Valley and graduated from high school at Nampa, Idaho. She then attended Northwest Nazarene College.
During Evelynne’s life, she taught home economics at Pine Valley High in Halfway. She had an interest in nursing, and became a certified nurses aide.
She worked in San Bernardino, Calif., and in La Grande. She pursued her interest in nursing and was a graduate of the nursing program at Blue Mountain Community College.
She worked as a nurse in Portland for about six years. She then moved to Baker City where she was a nurse at St. Elizabeth Health Services. From there she moved to New Bridge to care for her parents.
Evelynne loved to knit, quilt, collect dolls, paint and enjoyed playing the piano. She was an accomplished seamstress; she not only made her own beautiful outfits, but she enjoyed sewing for others as well.
Evelynne loved life. She had a wonderful laugh and a kind heart. She loved her church, her family and was blessed that when her cancer was diagnosed just 2 weeks ago, that God called her home quickly.
Survivors include her two daughters, Jeannine L. Sharp of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Jeanette Sessions of St. Helens; grandchildren, Arrow Norton, Robert W. and Rainbow Sessions, Michael Sharp, Tawsha Mashak and Terra Sharp; great-grandchildren, Alaina Mashak, and Brennan and Levi Norton; her mother, Leora Sharp of New Bridge; two brothers Randolph E. Sharp and his wife, Betty, of Richland and Joel Martin “Marty” Sharp and his wife, Kathy, of South Berwick, Maine; a niece, Lori Prout; and nephews, Steve, Jamie and Edward.
She was preceded in death by her father, Randolph.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bridge Nazarene Church through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 24, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor