Evelyn Eileen Cameron

Mar 31, 1916 - Jun 6, 2019

Obituary

Evelyn Eileen Wilson Cameron

Evelyn was born March 31, 1916 in Clyde, North Dakota, daughter of William and Georgia (Winter) Wilson.  Evelyn passed away peacefully at home in Renton, Washington on June 6, 2019 at the age of 103.

Her education included elementary and secondary years at Clyde, ND and Moorhead, MN.  She studied at Moorhead University, North Dakota State University, and Concordia Conservatory of Music.

Evelyn married Donald E. Cameron, who was a teacher and Superintendent of Schools.  To them were born John and Ronald, both of Scottsdale, AZ, Judy of Wincheser, CA, and Margaret of Renton, WA.  Evelyn also had four grandchildren, six great-grandchilren, and one great-great-grandson.  Evelyn’s husband died in June of 1963.

She had many occupations.  Assistant Postmaster, teacher of piano and choral groups, saleslady for Field Enterprises, feature story writer for newspaper in Bismarck/Mandan, ND, Administrative Assistant at the State Health Department in Bismarck, Secretary to the Director and Office Manager for Seattle/King County Health Department, from which she retired in 1982.

Evelyn enjoyed many activities.  Church organist, director of several church and community choruses; instrumental in organizing the Fargo-Moorhead Association for Parents of Handicapped; with her’s and two other’s leadership this Association started the Pilot School for the Handicapped in the American Lutheran Church of Fargo, and was the forerunner of the Opportunity School for Handicapped in Fargo; served for 15 years with the North Dakota Society for Crippled Children and Adults (Easter Seal Society) as officer and member of the Cerebral Palsy Council and as Executive Committee officer and member of the Board of Directors; member of Fargo-Moorhead Chapter of Sweet Adelines in Fargo, North Dakota, and Puget Sound chapter of Sweet Adelines in Washington.

Evelyn helped in many ways as a member of Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, which included being a Deacon for six years, a member and officer of DeboraCircle, Voyagers and Icebreakers, Mariner, and Puget Paddlers Groups.  Member of the Chancel Choir for many years, served on a Task Force, Mission Interpretation Committee and visited Christian concerns for many years, reporting to the pastors on the visits.

Evelyn lived life to the fullest, and despite many surgeries and illnesses, her spirits were never broken.  The Lord was always a great strength throughout her lifetime.  She enjoyed family, friends, and people in general to the utmost.

Evelyn will be buried with her husband Donald, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, in Fargo, North Dakota at a later date.

 

 

 

 

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Emily Lee Baker
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Emily Lee Baker

Evelyn was a wonderfull step sister that encouraged her Mother to get on that train in 1944. Her

Mother married my Dad. And raised me a five yr old . My Mother went to Heaven when I was a toddler.

She was loved by my family as a beloved Aunt.

Will be missed. Love Emily Lee And Fsmily

Marie &  Petet
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Marie & Petet

Always greater us with a smile and a sparkle in her eyes she will be missed

Yvonne Cameron
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Yvonne Cameron

Evelyn was a beautiful soul that had a lasting effect in all of our lives and left a positive mark on the Cameron family. She was very much her own person, and her character was representative of the positive spirit and individuality that she embodied. I am very fortunate to have known such a wonderful person. God Bless.

Julie M. Lane
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Julie M. Lane

I couldn’t have asked for a more giving and loving grandmother. She is greatly missed and will forever be loved and in my heart.

Andriette Hall
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Andriette Hall

I remember her coming to visit Margaret on several occasions when she was near the hospital. Spunky and with that smile and twinkle in her eye that was mentioned below. She certainly lived a full life. So well loved by her family. I was able to attend her 100th birthday party, which was quite an honor and was so fun to see all the family there celebrating the life and impact she has had on all. Much love to Margaret and prayers for the family as they remember and honor Evelyn’s life. I am certain she is happily sitting with… Read more »