Evelyne Stephens Fisher walked through the valley of the shadow of death with her Lord Jesus holding her hand on June 27, 2021, at age 89 in Aberdeen, Washington.
Evelyne was born in Mitchell, Oregon, on April 12, 1932, to Ralph and Rose Stephens. She was the second of five siblings. Her family moved to and settled in Haines. Evelyne graduated in 1949. She and Elbert Fisher married on April 6, 1952.
Evelyne moved in 2017 to Cosmopolis after a long, hard winter that was the final straw. There, she immersed herself into her community by joining South Aberdeen Baptist Church, getting to know her neighbors and spending time with family.
Evelyne loved life and nature and all its beauty. Sewing, reading and walking her dog filled her days. Evelyne was an active member of the Haines Baptist Church, the Mutual Improvement Club and the Haines Museum. She spent many years painting watercolors. Elbert and Evelyne enjoyed travelling and later, they attended fairs and markets selling his honey and her art.
She loved her family and spending time with them. Because family was of utmost importance to Evelyne, she was always willing to lend a hand. When relatives asked for information about her family, she wrote stories using her pen-name Ann Tevlon — mimicking the way her nieces and nephews said Aunt Evelyne! Many memories are of her quick wit, her head for numbers and dates, her family focus and her love of God.
Evelyne was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert, after 59 years of marriage; parents, Ralph and Rose Stephens; brothers, Richard and Don; and brother-in-law Bill Kidder. She is survived by sister, Marilyn Kidder of Lewiston; brother, Bob (Caren) Stephens and sister-in-law Nina (Richard) Stephens of Haines; children: Jane Edwards of Aberdeen, Susan (Bill Alexander) Fisher-Alexander of Pendleton and Joe (Shelley) Fisher of Gold Hill; and Laura (Greg) Wallace of Las Vegas. She is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021,11 a.m. at South Aberdeen Baptist Church.A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date in Haines, Oregon. Memorials can be made to South Aberdeen Baptist Church roof project, Haines Baptist Church general fund or Mercy Corps.