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Evelyn Rita (Russell) Draper

Evelyn Rita (Russell) Draper passed away on May 27, 2024, in Spokane, Wash., with her son by her side.

Evelyn was born November 29, 1929, in Froid, Mont., at her grandmother's house, as her parents were visiting there for the holidays.

Her father, Roy Russell, was a farmer. After five years of bad crops in Montana they moved to Spokane when Evelyn was three years old.

In Spokane, Roy eventually opened a shoe repair service. Evelyn's mother Agnes (Sorensen) Russell died of pneumonia when Evelyn was six years old and Evelyn then learned to take care of her two little sisters, Irene and Vera.



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