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Evelyn Mehmke (Hammer) YoungAugust 12, 1921 ~ May 14, 2017 (age 95)
Evelyn Mehmke (Hammer) Young
Evelyn Marguerite Young, 95, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at her home in Great Falls, surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born to Walter and Marguerite Mehmke August 12, 1921 in Belt, Montana. She was raised on the farm ten miles east of Great Falls. She graduated from Great Falls High School in 1939. Evelyn married Donald Hammer on January 5, 1946 and they had two daughters, Karleen and Donna. In 1953 the family moved to Lincoln, Montana to start a log construction business. After Don’s death in 1965, Evelyn and her daughters moved back to Great Falls and she started working at Weissmans.
On August 10, 1968 she married Roy Young. They built a home along the Missouri River near Craig where she spent many happy days enjoying the rural life tending flowers and a bountiful garden, along with canning and preserving produce. Raspberry jam and chokecherry syrup were her specialties. Baking was a favorite pastime and her apple pie was the highlight of many gatherings. She loved to sew and made dolls for her granddaughters and others. She was also a faithful member at Emmanuel Bible Church for 45 years.
She is survived by her husband, Roy; daughters, Karleen (Andy) Anderson and Donna (Paul) Koss; step-daughters, Bonnie (Hal) Jorgensen, Loretta Stemple, and Kathy (Glen) Martinson; granddaughters, Karla (Ross) Butcher, Lisa (Brooks) Hammel, Lana (Jasan) Moyer, Greta (Eric) Buehler and Kerry (Jim) Bystrom as well as many beloved great grandchildren, nieces Charlotte Mehmke, Mardel Scott, and nephew Walter Mehmke.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Carl Mehmke, and first husband Donald Hammer.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Bible Church, 3400 11th Ave S, on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 AM. Burial of the ashes will be in the Lincoln Cemetery at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials in Evelyn’s name may be made to the Emmanuel Bible Church in Great Falls.