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Fjordbotten, Evelyn

Evelyn Fjordbotten passed away peacefully at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre in Claresholm on Monday, Sept. 17 at the age of 92 years with family members by her side.
“Grandma,” as she was known by many, had a big smile and a warm hug for everyone. She always had a twinkle in her eye.
Evelyn was born Jan. 23, 1915 in Pendleton, Oregon, the fourth daughter of Fred and Elma Enbysk. Her parents moved to Alberta and Evelyn joined them in Granum in 1935.
In 1936, at the age of 21, Evelyn married Artun Fjordbotten. Four children were born of this union, LeRoy (Deanne), Larry (Karen), Janet (Glenn Jeske) and Gail (Linda). Evelyn has 14 beloved grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and by her extended family, Randy (Kim) Lee.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Art in 1989 and by her three sisters, Myrtle Hepler, Mayme Robinson and Glenda Enbysk.
For the past six years, Evelyn has been a resident of the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre where she received extraordinary care and love.
Evelyn was hard-working, fun-loving and very caring. She loved her family, her church, chocolates and ice cream. She also enjoyed traveling, shopping and visiting with friends and family.
Visitation was at Leyden’s Funeral Home, 4079 First St. W., Claresholm, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, from 7-8 p.m.
Private family graveside services were held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007.
A celebration of life was held at the Granum Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. with lunch to follow at the Granum Drop-In Centre.

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