Eva Marie Ahlson
1932 - 2020
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EVA MARIE AHLSON
July 19, 1932 ˜ July 14, 2020

Eva Marie Ahlson passed away July 14, 2020 at her home in Vancouver, Washington. Eva was born July 19, 1932 in Froid, Montana to Arthur and Severine Coats.
On December 10, 1950, Eva married Hubert (Huey) Ahlson who passed away on June 21, 2014. Huey and Eva had two daughters, Rhonda Scharf (Steven) of Port Townsend, Washington and Debra Andrews (Jeff) of Paradise Valley, Arizona. She also leaves behind two siblings, Joan Kuhns of Longview, Washington and David Coats of North Salt Lake, Utah. Two siblings, Arthur Coats and Vonda Dykstra, predeceased her.
Eva was a faithful member of Brush Prairie Baptist Church in Vancouver for 35 years. There she attended Golden Heirs senior fellowship, volunteered for vacation bible school and in the church’s business office as well as at other special church events.
Eva loved the outdoors. She and Huey enjoyed camping in their younger days, gardening, golfing, going for walks, and after retirement fishing at Lake Merwin. They both loved going to the Oregon coast. Feeding hummingbirds brought her great joy.
Eva loved to bake cookies to share with friends. She also loved people and made new friends wherever life took her. Whether it was her neighbors in Salmon Creek or the friends and staff at Bonaventure of Vancouver, she delighted in welcoming visitors into her home.
A memorial service has not yet been scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Brush Prairie Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 11814 NE 117th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98662.
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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 26, 2020.
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July 31, 2020
Growing up I knew Eva as "Grandma Eva." As a young girl, I didn't have any grandmas close by so it was a delight to have a doting grandma in the area. I will always remember Grandma Eva as one of the kindest people around and so very thoughtful to send me a card every birthday growing up. I look forward to being reunited with her in Heaven one day!
Marie
Friend
July 29, 2020
I met Eva at a Brush Prairie Baptist Church bible study group and knew her for too short of a time. I immediately gravitated towards her infectious smile and wisdom. We had many things in common even though there was an age difference. If I had met her sooner, I know we would have been great golf partners. You will be greatly missed.
Peggy
Acquaintance
July 27, 2020
Eva and I were neighbors in Salmon Creek for 8 years. We would always stop and talk to each
other when we were on our walks. But it wasn’t until she invited me over to play games that
our friendship took off. I enjoyed getting to know her and will always treasure the time we
spent together. For such a little thing, she was so strong during trying times the last couple
years. I aspire to be that strong some day. I’ll miss you, Eva.
Cindy Ulrich
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