|Evelyn R. Abrahamson, 83, of Galesburg, died at 8:50 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at home.
She was born June 7, 1929 in Hillview, Ill. the daughter of Roy L. and Hope L. Bigham Wooldridge. She married Robert L. Abrahamson on February 9, 1953 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death February 15, 2002.
She is survived by three sons, Mark Abrahamson of Galesburg, Matt (and Darlene Scherrer) Abrahamson of Auburn, Ill., and Joel (and Kris) Abrahamson of Dublin, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Lucas Abrahamson, Hannah Abrahamson, Kaitlin Scherrer, and Kassidy Scherrer. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty Newburgh.
Evelyn was a registered nurse at the Galesburg Cottage Hospital Dialysis Unit for 20 years. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1947 and Carl Sandburg College School of Nursing in 1980.
She was a former member of First Christian Church, Soangetaha Country Club, and Cottage Hospital Service Guild. She was an avid golfer and had volunteered as a Reading Buddy at Nielsen School.
Cremation will be accorded. Memorial visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Alzheimer's Disease Association, or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.