Jan. 23, 1919 — May 1, 2013
Milton-Freewater – Ivol Elizabeth Wallen, 94, passed away May 1, 2013, at her home.
Ivol was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Boaz, Ala., to John W. and Callie C. (Wofford) Williams. She attended school in Crowder, Okla. On Sept. 18, 1937, she and William H. Wallen married in Kelso, Wash. They moved to this area in 1979 from Eugene.
She enjoyed her role as a homemaker, always being very hospitable with guests in her home. She enjoyed colored pencil drawing, embroidery and sewing. She loved working in her flower garden; but her greatest joy and passion was her grandchildren. God’s faithful servant, she was a member of the Church of God “Seventh Day”. Ivol visited and mentored to the elderly, visiting them in their homes.
She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn June Brown of Veneta, Ore., and Elizabeth J. (Gerald) Carlson of Hermiston; two sons, Marvin Dean (Leona) Wallen of Wallowa, and Dennis L. (Lou) of Milton-Freewater; a sister, Umatilla F. Ripley of Tacoma; a brother, Vernon S. Williams of Elmira, Ore.; twelve grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 23, 2012; twenty-four brothers and sisters; a grandson, Lloyd Brown; and two great-grandsons, Gregory Acosta and Levi Brown.
The graveside service will be 11 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Pastor Brian Franks of Church of God “Seventh Day” will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of God “Seventh Day” or a charity of donor’s choice through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.