| Friends are invited to a Memorial Service for Evelyn
Ringle Gravel in the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Tea Room on Saturday, March
13 at 2 p.m. Affectionately known around town as "Aunt Evy", she
died at her home on the morning of Thursday, February 25 after a two year
illness. She was 81.
Evelyn was born on the family farm in Cherryvale, Kansas, on August 31, 1917. The youngest daughter of 9 children born to Sarah Francis Harp and William Ringle, she married Willard Earl Gravel, a telephone lineman, at the First Baptist Church in Cherryvale on May 11, 1941. Following his death in 1990, she moved to Cloverdale in October, 1991.
A devout Christian and member of the First Baptist Church of Cloverdale,
she regularly ought opportunities to witness about her deep faith.
She loved little children and worked in the nursery at every church she
ever attended. Her home was a visual testament to her artistic and
creative abilities. She enjoyed painting on canvas, rocks, wood -
Evelyn is survived by her children, Addison "Rocky" Gravel and his wife,
Evelyn, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, and Richard Gravel and his wife,
Pat, of San Diego, CA. four grandchildren, David and Rashell
Gravel, both of Chino, CA, and Bill and Erik Gravel of San Diego, three
In addition to her husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by her 20-year old son, Bobby Joe, a 1968 casualty of the Vietnam War, her brother, Ray Ringle, and sisters Florence Couk, Stella "Billie" Knolls, Susie Doop-Nicholson, Teresa "Jerry" Matthews and Letha Keller.
Contributed by Mary Jo Winter