KLIPSAN - Evelyn K. Ruckman, 90, died Feb. 27, 2007, at her Klipsan Beach residence.
The daughter of William and Dolly (Elvy) LeValley, she was born in Waverly on Aug. 1, 1916. She grew up on Sandpoint, Idaho and her school years were spent in Lewiston, Idaho where she graduated from high school in 1934. She attended Lewiston Normal School, now called Lewis and Clark State College.
She and James F. Ruckman were married June 18, 1938, in Reubens, Idaho. They celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries with family and friends. Mrs. Ruckman was a wife, mother and homemaker. A member of Orchards Christian Church, she was a 50-year member and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star and also Beauceant. She had served as president of the Valley Art Association and historian of Chapter BL PEO in Lewiston, where she was a talented artist working primarily in watercolors. She was also an accomplished seamstress.
Following her husband's death she moved to Ocean Park six years ago to be near family. Surviving are daughters Sally Holland and husband Larry of Nahcotta and Jane Ross and husband M. E. of Lewiston, Idaho; grandchildren Emily Unzicoker and husband Maj. Ted, Heidi Schuster and husband Scott; Andrea Wilson and husband Pat, and Ron Harris and wife Patti.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 7, at 1 p.m. at Malcolm's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. Burial follows at Normal Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Harbors Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 716, Ilwaco, WA 98624. The guest book may be signed at www.penttilaschapel.com.