Evelyn Alice Freeman Harrison


After living a lifetime of joy and service to others, Evelyn Harrison past away peacefully April 10, 2013, at the age of 89. Evelyn Alice Freeman was born October 30,1923 in Lemoore, California to Ruth Mary Telfer and Jesse Freeman. She was raised on a cotton farm in Madera, California where she went to grade school and high school. She was attending Fresno State College when World War II broke out and interrupted her schooling. She then volunteered at the Air Corp”s signal division which was located in Fresno. It was there she met her sweetheart Dale Harrison, who was assigned there from March Field. They were married June 25, 1944 in Madera, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple. After the war they moved to the family farm in Malad, Idaho where they lived and raised their family.

Evelyn enjoyed being involved in as many community and church activities and services as possible. She worked at the Ireland Bank for many years where she made life long friendships. She loved painting of any kind, baking for everyone and every occasion, sewing , socializing and serving others. Her greatest love was her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. (Each one being her favorite) She had a quick wit and was the life of any gathering. She loved the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and said ,”it is like a warm blanket around me.” She served in many callings, her last and favorite as “Sister Friendly” in the primary in the St. John Ward.

She is survived by her husband, Dale L. Harrison, daughters, Suzanne (Jake) Williams, JoAnn (Vance) Ward, Lori (Brad) Peterson, 10 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, brother Arthur (Lorraine) Freeman, and many nieces and nephews..She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother Richard Freeman.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 12:00 noon in the Malad LDS Stake Center, 1250 N. 1100 W. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 10:30-11:45a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the St. John Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Horsley Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.horsleyfuneralhome.com

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