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Evelyn Nilson
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Obituary for Evelyn Nilson

Evelyn was born in Whiteson, Oregon on September 4, 1931, the daughter of Leon Henry and Olva Martha (Phillips) Shaw. She passed away on April 25, 2017 in Silverton, Oregon.
Evelyn was a descendant of four Oregon Pioneer families – Hawley, Philips, McKinney and Jones, all settling in Yamhill and Polk Counties from 1844 – 1853.
Evelyn worked as a caregiver for many years. Evelyn enjoyed reading Westerns, oil painting, and was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Red Hat Society.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, children Rudeen, Brian and Rodney, brothers Henry and Marion, and sisters Alice and Mary.
Evelyn is survived by daughter Roxanna and son Gregory; sisters Jean, Barbara, Claudine, Nancy and Paulette; granddaughters Yolanda, Leta, Dawn and Rebecca; grandsons Adrian, Nathaniel, Matthew, Avery and Trevor; and many great and great great grandchildren and other family members.
A visitation will be held between 12:00 and 1:30 pm on Friday, April 28th at Chapel of Macy and Son. Graveside services will be held at McMinnville Masonic Cemetery at 2:30 pm on Friday, April 28th, 2017.

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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

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Masonic Cemetery - McMinnville

McMinnville, OR 97128


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