Evelyn Mae Newbill, 89, of Spokane, passed away April 14, 2014. She was the daughter of Roy and Bertha Selder of Hunters. Evelyn graduated from Hunters High School in 1943. She married Everett “Eb” Newbill three years later and had two children, Charmaine and Patrick.
Evelyn and “Eb” lived in Colville and Spokane while raising their family and later moved to Plummer, Idaho, where “Eb” worked in the lumber industry until his death in 2003.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Charmaine Nokes and Larry, Deer Lake; by a son, Patrick Newbill and Sara, Cheney; five grandchildren, Jodi Schreiner, Spokane; Jon Newbill and Kate, Spokane; Ben Newbill and Breanna, Fairview, OR; Julie Neely and Ben, of Dayton, OH, and Tim Newbill and Rachel, Cypress, TX. She also had nine great-grandchildren: Natalie and Matthew Schreiner, Kaia, Hallie, and Reece Newbill, and Nora, Laila, Jake and Emily Neely.
Evelyn was one of six children and is also survived by her brother, George Selder and Deanna, Long Lake; sister, Mildred Hansen, Chewelah; three nieces, Sharon Selder, Port Townsend; Sheila Selder and Jeannie Ayers; three nephews, Rusty Selder, Loon Lake; Fred Neumann and Mackie, Worley, Idaho; their sons, John and Michael, and John Neumann and Marian of Camas; their son, Ed and daughter, Erika.
Evelyn was a homemaker most of her life. Her grandchildren especially loved her pies. She was very artistic and enjoyed oil painting and crocheting. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles Lodge and adored her puppy “Mello-Dee”.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 10 at Heritage Funeral Home (11 a.m.).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Association,