Evelyn O. Vader, 86, passed away peacefully at her son’s home in Ellensburg, Washington, on Nov. 17, 2020.
She was born in La Grand, Oregon, on Feb. 4, 1934, to Cora (Browning) and Clair Smith. She was the middle child of five children.
She graduated from Goldendale High School class of 1953.
She married Levi Vader and had four daughters and one adopted son.
Evelyn babysat in Goldendale for several families and was a linotype operator for The Goldendale Sentinel for 23 years.
After leaving The Sentinel, she stayed at home and helped raise grandkids and great grandchildren.
She loved to crochet until her vision became bad.
Evelyn is survived by her brother Darcy Smith; sisters Bernadine Kesterson and Nelda Yarnell; as well as her daughters Susan Klimek and Kathy Marshall; and her son Eddie Vader.
She is preceded in death by her husband Levi and two daughters, Nancy Vader and Barbara Vader.
A graveside service will be held in Cove, Oregon, at the family plot at a date to be determined after COVID travel restrictions allow.