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Evelyn Mary Van Agtmael
February 5, 1921 – January 15, 2021

Sublimity – Evelyn, 99 passed away Friday, January 15th surrounded by her family. She was born in Elbridge Township, Oceana County, Michigan to Walter and Ella Lathrop. Evelyn married George V. Van Agtmael and in the early 1940’s they moved to Vancouver, WA. While living there she worked as a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards during WWII. George and Evelyn moved to their “homeplace” on Highway 226 in the early 1950’s where her love of life showed in taking care of her children, baking, gardening, and her flowers which she would grow, arrange and deliver to her community family.

George and Evelyn where instrumental in implementing the growth of the Shangri-La Organization. She was a member of St. Patrick’s/Our Lady Of Lourdes and later St. Boniface Catholic Churches, also St. Patrick’s Altar Society and Christian Mother’s. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, George V., her son George C., daughter Mary Lou, and sisters: Barbara Greiner, Maudie Burrington, LaVerle Greiner; and brother Edward Lathrop.

She is survived by her children: Theresa (Ed) Hurd of Elma, WA, Cecilia (Jim) Cox of Medford, Angela (Marvin McCoy) Van Agtmael of Centralia, WA, Jim (Debi) Van Agtmael of Turner, Kathleen (Doug) Foltz of Aumsville, Lillian Van Agtmael of Camas, WA, and Jani (Leroy) Etzel of Aumsville; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister: Marguerite Fitzsimmons of Michigan; daughter-in-law: Mary M. Van Agtmael of Albany and sister-in-law: Evelyn Lathrop of Michigan.

Recitation of Rosary will be Monday, January 18th at 7:00 pm in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, January 19th at 10:00 am at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Jordan, followed by interment in Our Lady Of Lourdes Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s/ Our Lady Of Lourdes or St. Boniface Catholic Churches. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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