Evalyn Lois Porter


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1. Shirley Guy Johnston

2. Charles Joseph Botkins

Evalyn Lois Porter 1 3 4

  • Born: 17 Jul 1918, Gifford, Nez Perce, ID, USA 2 4
  • Marriage (1): Shirley Guy Johnston on 25 Jul 1936 in North Bend, Coos, OR 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Charles Joseph Botkins on 19 Nov 1971 in Reno, Washoe, NV 2 3
  • Died: 3 Sep 2009, Coos Bay, Coos, OR at age 91 2
  • Buried: Portland: Willamette National Cemetery, Multnomah, OR, USA 2

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-RHS.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Oakland, Alameda, CA. 4 The 1940 census recorded at 1624 E. 8th Avenue: Shirley Johnston, maintenance machinist for steam railroad, 27, living with his wife Evelyn, 21; and daughter Janet, 2. Shirley and his daughter were born in Oregon and Evelyn in Idaho. In 1935 Shirley was living in Marshfield, Coos, Oregon, and Evelyn was living in North Bend, Coos, Oregon.

2. Obituary: Coos Bay World: obituary of Evalyn Johnston Botkins on 10 Sep 2009 in Coos Bay, Coos, OR. 2 Evalyn Johnston Botkins, 91, of Coos Bay, died Sept. 3, 2009, at home in Coos Bay. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. All who knew her were touched by her generosity and kindness. She was an inspiration to her family and friends and will be forever missed.

She was born July 17, 1918, in Gifford, Idaho, to Harold and Thelma Porter.

Evalyn graduated from North Bend High School in 1936 and married Shirley G. Johnston on July 25 of that year. They later divorced. She married Charles Botkins on Nov. 19, 1971, and was widowed in 1998.

Evalyn is survived by her children, Janet Robinson of Beavercreek, JoAnn Robello of Danville, Calif., George Johnston of Coos Bay and Steven Johnston and wife, Janell of Salem; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and lifelong friend, Ellie Larkins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Irma Marshment.

Private internment will be at the Willamette National Cemetery.

Evalyn married Shirley Guy Johnston on 25 Jul 1936 in North Bend, Coos, OR.1 2 (Shirley Guy Johnston was born on 6 Jan 1913 in Holdman, Umatilla, OR, USA 4 and died on 16 Oct 1978 in North Bend, Coos, OR.)

Evalyn next married Charles Joseph Botkins on 19 Nov 1971 in Reno, Washoe, NV.2 3 (Charles Joseph Botkins was born on 17 Sep 1920 in , , PA,5 died on 20 Apr 1998 in Coos Bay, Coos, OR 2 5 and was buried in Portland: Willamette National Cemetery, Multnomah, OR, USA 5.)


1 Beecher, Dianne, Interview with Dianne Beecher, wife of William E. Beecher, son of Arthur L. Beecher. (June 11, 2008).

2 Coos Bay World (Coos Bay, Coos, Oregon.), 10 Sep 2009. Obituary of Evalyn Johnston Botkins.

3 Ancestry.com, Nevada, U.S., Marriage Index, 1956-2005 (Clark County, Nevada Marriage Bureau. Clark County, Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-1966. Las Vegas, Nevada: Clark County, Nevada Marriage Bureau.), Evalyn Lois Johnston and Charles Joseph Botkins m. 19 Nov 1971 in Reno, NV.

4 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9ZG-NWD , Shirley Johnston, Councilmanic District 7, Oakland, Brooklyn Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61-269, sheet 10A, family 231.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=390860.

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