My Story


Evelyn found joy in her seven boys and realized sadness when her son, Leonard, was killed in a car accident.  Evelyn says, “That’s a pain that never changes or goes away.”  She lost her son in 1980 and her husband in 1990.

When I went to the hospital in 2000 I was ready to die.  I was having multiple problems and surgeries.  I didn’t care because I was going to a better place, but God wasn’t ready for me yet.

Things that bring me joy are writing poems and music.  I’ve been copy-writed five times.  My poem about Mt. Saint Helens was published in the Lewis River News.  It’s hard for me to accept compliments or believe in myself however.  I also ran a ceramics shop for thirty years.