Evelyn Mae Ellingsen

Evelyn Mae Ellingsen, 87, died Feb. 28. She lived on Bainbridge Island for most of her life.

She was born May 22, 1914 and worked for many years as a bookkeeper on Bainbridge Island.

She was known for her fishing expertise and her skills as a gardener.

She was preceded in death by her parents Pierre John Lofgren and Lillian Knight Lofgren, husband “Brownie” Ellingsen; son Victor, sister Mildred McLean, and brother Edward Lofgren.

She is survived by her son, Ed Ellingsen of Camano Island and his wife, Barb; a brother, Irving Lofgren of Seattle and his wife, Gwen; granddaughters Heather Thomas and Jean Oppliger and their husbands, Dave and Matt; grandsons Ron and his wife April, Bob and his wife Kim, Mike and his wife Monica, and Victor Ellingsen, Jr.; and 15 great grandchildren.

A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held this summer in the Poulsbo area.