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Evalyn Harriet (Hoffman) Bryant

March 6, 1920 ~ June 13, 2014


by: CENTRAL OREGONIAN  - Evalyn Harriet (Hoffman) BryantEvalyn Harriet (Hoffman) Bryant passed away at Ochoco Care Center on June 13, 2014. A service will be held at the Prineville Elks Lodge on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be a potluck and we hope to see your there.

Evalyn was born on March 6, 1920 to Aaron and Nina (Evans) Hoffman in Prineville. She lived on the family ranch, south of Prineville. She was her “dad’s helper” and loved to ride her horses. At age six she moved to Brothers. Evalyn attended different schools including Crook County High School.

She worked summers on ranches as extra help.

On Aug. 24, 1937 at age 17, Evalyn married the love of her life, Don Bryant. They started married life fixing fence and cutting posts until Don was hired by Endicott Logging in Prineville. In May of 1939 they were blessed with a daughter, Donna Kay. Then in June 1945 they were blessed again with another daughter, Vicki Lynn. Evalyn lost her husband of 37 years, to cancer, in January 1974. She was an excellent cook and worked for 32 years at various restaurants, but mostly at the Prineville Elks Lodge retiring in 2006. In her own words “It has been a good life”.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Bryant; sister, Betty Basey; grand-daughter, Valli Raymond.

She is survived by her daughters; Donna (Don) Demaris and Vicki (John) Stephens, seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

You will be missed Grandma and always in our hearts.

Whispering Pines Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 185 N.E. Fourth St., Prineville, OR 97754. 541-416-9733.