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Della Evans


November 19, 2020

Della Evans

Della Evans

Della M. Evans passed away in her sleep peacefully in the early hours of November 13, 2020. Della was born during the Great Depression on May 7th, 1929. Born in Colfax, Wash., Della was the daughter of Harvey and Lenora Barr, who pioneered the steep hills north of the small town of Riparia on the Snake River breaks of southeast Whitman County. The youngest of four children, she had an older sister, Virginia (Bell) and two older brothers, Scott and Clay Barr. Della's home for the first eight years of her life was on a farmstead on Alkali Creek, a mile upstream from the town of Riparia, Wash....

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