Eva Mae Coverdell Hammon

Eva Mae Coverdell Hammon, 103, passed away peacefully June 25, 2019, in Centralia, Wash. She was born April 11, 1916, in Bigfork, Mont.

Eva moved with her family to Toledo, Wash., in the late 1920s. She married the love of her life, George Alvin Hammon, Oct. 23, 1935, and they were together for 47 good years. They lived briefly in Oregon, then returned to Toledo, Wash., in the 1960s and started a Hamburger stand on I-5 near the Cowlitz River Bridge until 1976.

Eva is survived by two sisters, Arlene Paulin Duncan and Donna White Tippery; nine of 10 nieces; 12 of 15 nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; parents, Irvin and Ruby Coverdell; and siblings, Velma, Dee (Delmar), Clyde, Doris, Glenna, Dale, Gloria and Robert; one niece; and three nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., July 11, 2019, at Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel in Toledo, Wash., with a reception and graveside service to follow.

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