Evelyn Jean Lemke
Evelyn Jean Lemke of Scappoose, Oregon died April 29, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 89.
Evelyn was born July 18, 1931, to Henry and Elizabeth Wiebe in St. Helens, Oregon. She was the youngest of seven children. She grew up and attended school in St. Helens, later moving into Portland.
In 1950 Evelyn married Darwin Lemke. He was soon after drafted to the Korean War. While he was away Evelyn waited for him in Louisiana. When he returned home in 1955, they moved to Portland and later settled in Scappoose, Oregon in 1959. Together they raised three children.
When their youngest child started school, Evelyn started a job with Scappoose School District as a teachers aid where she taught reading and speech for over 26 years.
Her best memories were not only of the children she taught but also the members of the faculty that became her best friends. Even after all these years when it came time for someone's birthday, she thought that was a good reason to get together for a luncheon.
Evelyn's favorite pastime was her yard full of beautiful plants; there was no such thing as having too many flowers and a green lawn was a must!
She is survived by her daughter, Tami (Randy) Baker; a son, Robert Lemke, and the grandchildren she loved so much, Brian Baker and his son, Mason, JD Baker, Staci Luque, Roy Lemke and his daughter, Ava. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darwin Lemke and a son, Jerry Lemke.
A graveside service will be held Saturday May 8, at 2 p.m., at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose, Oregon.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at Columbia Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Columbia Funeral Home, 503-397-1154.