Eva Agee Daniels HouckMay 18, 1925 ~ June 10, 2017 (age 92)
Eva Agee Daniels Houck
May 18, 1925- June 10, 2017
Eva Lorene Agee was born in Redmond, OR to Winona and E. E. Agee. She grew up and attended school in Albany, OR. She was saved when she was 12 years old during VBS at 1st Evangelical Church in Albany. She graduated from Cascade College, in Portland, in 1947 majoring in psychology and education, with a minor in music.
In 1949 she went to Red Bird Mission in KY as a teacher in remote mountain schools (grades 1-8). During that time she met Rev. L. C. Beasley, and they married in 1955. Theirs was the first church wedding the mountain people had ever seen. They continued in ministry in the EUB church in KY and IN until his death in 1965. They had two children, Charlene Yvonne and Mark Agee Beasley, born in Kentucky. The family lived in Muncie, IN at the time of Rev. Beasley’s death, where they continued to live while Eva taught 2nd grade and completed her MA in Education at Ball State University.
In 1971 the family moved to Sweet Home, OR and Eva married Arnold L. Daniels. They were active in the Sweet Home Evangelical Church. Eva taught “body management” to special needs children, and eventually was the lead teacher for Kindergartens throughout the SH district. During those years she was also active in ministry with Cambodian Refugees, teaching English and helping them in the transition to life in America. Eva and Arnold were “snow birds” to AZ after their retirement and eventually relocated to Phoenix for his health. They were active in the Nazarene Church in Phoenix, and “adopted” several dearly loved “grandchildren” there.
After Arnold’s death in 1991 Eva returned to Albany, OR to be near family. She attended Grace Bible Fellowship where she taught Sunday School. Eva married Mervin Olson in 1996. He was Grandpa to her grandchildren in their preschool years. After his death she lived with Charlene and her family.
In 2003 she married William Houck. The couple were active in senior ministries and visitation until his death. Throughout her life Eva traveled to most of the United States, Europe, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Central America and even the NE edge of Russia. Her chief desire and joy in life was serving her Savior anywhere she found a need. She maintained friendships with many dearly loved friends she made throughout her life.
Eva is survived by her children, Charlene Skarphol, of Albany, and Mark and Carol Beasley of Salem, grandchildren Evan and Chelsea Skarphol, Brooke and Kevin McCollister, Jenna Skarphol, Amy Beasley, Lauren Beasley, and great-grandsons Lucas McCollister and Elisha Skarphol.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Red Bird Mission at rbmission.org.
A celebration of life service will take place at Grace Bible Fellowship, 33990 McFarland Road, Tangent, OR on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am. AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.