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Evelyn Salash, 98, of Traverse City, died March 26, 2017 at her daughter's foster care home with family by her side. Evelyn was born on March 12, 1919 in Detroit to the late James W. and Myrtle B. (Hatchett) Davis.
Evelyn graduated from the Mackenzie High School in Detroit. She was a volunteer civil defense worker during World War II in Detroit.
On Dec. 31, 1938 Evelyn married the love of her life, Victor Salash Sr., who was from Russia.
Evelyn was a member of the Ford Memorial United Methodist Church in Detroit.
Evelyn was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful homemaker and baker. She was known for her apple and cherry pies. Evelyn was an elegant and thoughtful lady who never missed a birthday or holiday. She sent so many cards to family and friends, she should have bought stock in Hallmark. She loved decorating her home for the holidays and hosting her family for gatherings. Evelyn also enjoyed reading, gardening, ceramics and oil painting. She will be greatly missed.
Evelyn is survived by her baby sister, Shirley J. (George) Geyer; children, Sandra (Richard) LaMontagne, of Traverse City, Dotty (Gary) Brown, of Omena, and Victor (Sharon) Salash Jr., of Corona, California; grandchildren, Cody Brown, of Omena, Deborah (Bill) Watson, of Traverse City, Robert (Connie) LaMontagne, of Traverse City, Melanie Salash, of Corona, California, Jeffery (Lucy) Salash, of Corona, California, Melanie Leonard, of Traverse City, and James Pepper, of Traverse City; and great-grandchildren, Cole Watson, of Traverse City, Megan Salash, of Corona, California, Darian Michaels, of North Carolina, and Kendra (Maddie) Leonard, of Ft. Lee, Virginia.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her beloved Victor; and her sister, Anna Mae (Harry) Taylor.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Santolina Enterprises for the Extraordinary care of Evelyn, c/o Dotty Brown, PO Box 222, Omena, MI 49674.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories with Evelyn's family.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on March 29, 2017
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