OBITUARY: Evelyn E. Giebels


PENDLETON - Evelyn E. Giebels, 86, of Pendleton died Monday, June 8, 2009, of natural causes at her home.

Viewing will be held from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 22 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Burial will follow at Olney Cemetery.

Ms. Giebels was born Nov. 19, 1922, on a farm near Pilot Rock. She grew up in Pendleton and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1941.

From 1941 to 1945 she worked as a bookkeeper for the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1945 she moved to Portland to work as a bookkeeper for the Hudson House Corporation, from which she retired in 1973. In 1978 she moved back to her home in Pendleton.

Survivors include her sister, Goldie M. Tilford; niece Cheryl L. T. Masuo; great-niece Kaylynne A. Masuo; and great-nephew William Ross Masuo, all of Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Oregon; the American Cancer Society; or the Providence Cancer Center in Portland, either directly or through Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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