Evelyn Mae Lingo died peacefully at Ashley Manor in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 21, 2018. Evelyn was born on Jan. 9, 1927, and was 91 years of age at the time of her passing.
A longtime resident of The Dalles, Ore., she was born in International Falls, Minn., to Robert and Eva King. She spent her youth in Minnesota and California before moving to Hawaii and Alaska, working as a civilian for the military.
She wed Herman Paul Lingo, in Fairbanks, Alaska, they were married for 62 years, until his death in 2012. They settled in The Dalles after arriving in 1960. Paul was working on construction of The Dalles Dam and Evelyn was a homemaker. Together they raised 11 children.
She was a longstanding member of St. Peter Catholic Church and St. Rose’s Circle. She was always one to help others in need, whether that was family, friends, neighbors or strangers. She also volunteered with Meals On Wheels and kept busy with projects around her home. Evelyn especially enjoyed spending time with her many children and grandchildren.
She is survived by 10 children: Lynn Hostetter and husband Rich, Wickenburg, Az.; Claudia Koch and husband Steve, Wenatchee, Wash.; Nancy Lingo-Lehrman and husband Jerry, Albuquerque, N.M.; Emily Lingo, Las Vegas, Nev.; Jim Lingo, The Dalles; Carol Ritchey and husband Alan, Keizer, Ore.; John Lingo, The Dalles; Joan Snyder, Austin, Texas; Patty Buchanan and husband Tim, Vernonia, Ore.; and Mary Jo Titus and husband Paul, The Dalles; in addition she is survived by eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Mallory, Carol, Julie, Michael, Lily, Logan, Natalie; and great-grandchildren Marina and Yelisey.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband; eldest son, Robert Paul Lingo; and three siblings, James King, Daly City, Calif.; Robert King, Florence, Ore.; and Jane Burnett, Albany, N.Y.
The family would like to thank Lisa and all the caregivers at Ashley Manor for their attentive care and love shown to their mother.
Services are pending at this time.Visit www.AndersonTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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