Last updated 7/5/2018 at 1:18pm
Evagene Keebaugh of Odessa died June 13 at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake with her family by her side. She was 83 and had been valiantly battling the debilitating effects of a severe stroke since May 2017.
Born in Union Gap, Wash., to Galen and Merle Jones, Evagene was the fifth of seven children. She grew up in Selah, graduating from Selah High in 1952. While living in Seattle following graduation, she met her husband, Gene Keebaugh, and they were married in 1955. They grew their family first with the birth of son, Bill, then daughter, Lynn.
Evagene and Gene lived in several cities up an...