Evelyn Lorraine (Simpson) White
August 29, 1922 ~ July 8, 2013
Sister White went to be with her Savior and Lord on July 8, 2013, in the presence of her family and dear friends. She was born August 29, 1922, to Louis and Carrie Simpson, and was the first baby girl born in the “new” Puyallup Hospital. Her early years were spent in Buckley, WA and Orofino, ID. The family settled in Lewiston, ID when she was still in elementary school and lived in a home on the Clearwater River. In 1942, she married a young, exuberant Pentecostal evangelist and they moved to pastor in California. They pastored over 50 years together, beginning in Taft and Galt, CA, Bellingham, Wenatchee and Spokane, WA and lastly in Lewiston, ID. Evelyn was a valuable helpmate to Pastor White’s ministry - walking hand in hand as a prayer supporter, hostess and confidant. He preceded her in death in December of 1992.
She was also preceded in death by her older sister, Laverne; older brother, Jack; and younger brother, Don. She is survived by her daughter, Naomi (Gene) Horlacher of Spokane; her son, Steve (Pam) White of Nampa, ID; her much beloved grandchildren, Autumn (Marty) Short, Nick (Alicia) Lasko, and Nathan (Bethany) Lasko; great-grandchildren, Kaiden and Lexie Short, and Rob, Rebecca and LilyAnn Lasko; and five nieces and nephews.
Service will be held at Valley Assembly of God Church in Spokane Valley on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements by Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, Spokane Valley, WA.