Evelyn Ladonna (Roberts) Erspamer (September 29, 1932 - March 11, 2012)

The Lusk Herald
July 18, 2012

Evelyn Ladonna Erspamer

Evelyn LaDonna Erspamer, 79, of Mount Vernon, Wash., passed away peacefully on March 11, 2012 at Skagit Valley Hospital.

Evelyn was one of 12 children and was born to James and Leona Roberts in Thermopolis, Wyo. on Sept. 29, 1932. Her family later moved to Lusk, Wyo.

Evelyn attended Lusk High School where she was active as a cheerleader, drummer in the band, and class treasurer. She graduated in 1950.

After graduation she moved to China Lake, Calif. It was there that she met William Erspamer. They eloped in Las Vegas on April 12, 1952. They would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this year. William and Evelyn lived many places before settling in Mount Vernon, Wash. in 1968.

Evelyn worked at United General Hospital in the business department for 25 years. She was honored as employee of the year in 1981. She loved her job and the people she worked with.

Evelyn loved to travel, play bingo and most of all spend time with her family. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always had a twinkle in her eye and a mischievous smile.

Evelyn is survived by her husband William, son William, daughters and son-in-laws Jaynie and Richard Roozen, Jacqueline and Dan Spurgeon, Joni and David Taylor. She is also survived by her grandchildren Megan Erspamer, Tyler Roozen and his wife Kasey, Ashley Roozen, Walker and Grant Spurgeon, Noah and Jordan Taylor, great-grandchildren Emmalee and TJ Roozen, sister Kathleen Bowers, and brothers Wesley and Alvin Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Leona, sister Marguerite, and brothers Ralph, Lloyd, Harold, Donald, Jack, James, and Larry.

At Evelyn's request there will not be a memorial service. Remembrances in Evelyn's name can be sent to the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation-Family Birth Center Fund, PO Box 1376, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, or your favorite charity.

Mom, you have always been the hero, the wind beneath our wings. You were the most kind, gentle soul we have ever known. You will be in our hearts forever.

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