Evelyn Grace Miller

The Payette Independent
Thursday, May 27, 1926

Evelyn Grace, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Miller, was born on May 11, 1925, and died on May 22, 1926, after a short illness of four days. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the J. S. Tharp home in Payette, conducted by Rev. Vernon Hall of the M. E. church. Interment was made in the Riverside cemetery. Four girls acted as pall bearers, they were Bersha Gilliam, Jaunita Walters, Marlon Blevins and Clara Johnson. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the parents in their sad hour of bereavement.


Evelyn Grace, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Miller of North Payette, passed away at the home of her aunt in Payette at 4:30 Saturday morning, May 22.

Evelyn Grace was born in Payette May 11, 1925, and suffered much from illness during her brief baby life, the last few months being the only real happy healthful days of her existence. "Loaned by God," for a little while, she was taken back to her heavenly home.

A beautiful and impressive funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Vernon E. Hall of the Methodist church, officiating. Two very touching musical numbers were rendered during the services, "Shall We Gather at the River?" by Mrs. Claude Horton and, "My god To Thee," by Miss Ethel Jefferis. With four young girls acting as pall bearers, the little one was laid to rest at Riverside cemetery under a bower of roses and flowers, the gifts of loving and sympathizing friends.

Besides her father and mother, Evelyn Grace leaves a sister, Marjorie Mae, four years old, two grandmothers and a number of other sorrowing relatives.

"Just as thou wilt, is just what I would will,
Give me but this, the heart to be content,
And, if my wish is thwarted, to lie still,
Waiting till puzzles and till pain are spent,
And the sweet thing made plain,
which the Lord meant."