Harry (Red) Joseph Evers
Harry (Red) Joseph Evers, 77, a resident of the North Plains community died, December 30, 2010 at the Avermere Hillsboro Rehabilitation Care Center in Hillsboro.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM at the St Edward Catholic Church; 10990 NW 313th Ave in North Plains.
Funeral Mass will follow the Rosary to be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St Edward Catholic Church in North Plains.
Family and friends are invited to attend a reception following the Funeral Mass to be held at the St Edward Parish Hall in North Plains.
Interment will take place at the Visitation Cemetery in Verboort, OR.
Harry was born, on the family farm, on March 19, 1933 in Verboort, OR. He was one of 15 children born to Albert J. and Mary (Hermens) Evers. He was raised in Verboort and attended school at the Visitation Catholic School all the way through High School, Graduating with the Class of 1951.
He enlisted into the US Army in 1953 and served his country in Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1955 as a Corporal.
Harry was united in marriage to Catherine Braden on July 15, 1957 in Texas. Following their marriage they made their home in Forest Grove. Catherine died in 1978 but Harry continued to live in the Forest Grove area. In 1980 Harry met Betty Bernards; they soon began dating and were soon married on July 3, 1980 in Verboort, OR. Following their marriage they made their home in North Plains. This past August Harry’s wife Betty died and Harry moved into Hillsboro due to declining health.
Harry was a truck driver all his life. He enjoyed working for Mayflower, Coast Pak, Tuefel and John Knox. Harry was also a farmer raising wheat and clover but Harry also helped his siblings on their farms as well.
Among his interest he enjoyed traveling, fishing and hunting. He was close to his family and would enjoy visiting with them whenever time permitted.
He is preceded in death by his Parents and two wives’s; Catherine and Betty and siblings Anna, Edmund and Delbert.
Survivors include his three children and their spouses; Karl and Julie Evers of Forest Grove, OR, Sandy Evers of Manning, OR, Grace Reynolds of Milwaukie, OR, siblings Ignatius, Pete, Alvin, Eugene, Vern, Neon, Joseph and Frederick Evers, Florence Herinckx, Agnes Oblander and Norma Sue Peters, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests donations in Harry’s name to Washington County Hospice or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA. 02241-4238.