Eva Heaton Hagen

November 10, 2008

By Contributor

Eva Heaton Hagen Eva Heaton Hagen

Eva Heaton Hagen, a former longtime Issaquah resident, died Nov. 3, 2008. She was 95.

A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Nov. 15, at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington, with an open house at her daughter’s house. 

Eva raised children, (how we turned out is not her fault), had a career with the federal government and enjoyed the heck out of retirement.

She was quite a walker, participating in many Volksmarches. At 91, she walked 84 miles across England, along Hadrian’s Wall. We don’t know if she would consider this her crowning achievement, but she enjoyed herself (and the pubs) immensely.

Born in Ponca, Neb., in 1913, she moved with her family to Cumberland, Wis., and graduated from high school there. In the 1930s, she moved to Everett.

She remained in the Northwest, married her hometown sweetheart and, except for the travel bug that hit her in her ’50s, she remained in Seattle, Issaquah and Arlington until her death.

She lived in Issaquah from 1981 until 1995, when she came to Arlington to be near her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. She was an inveterate volunteer: Red Cross, Arlington Museum, and Issaquah Salmon Days and chamber of commerce. 

She liked to say that everything in the Arlington Museum was younger than she was. She remembered the first auto, airplane, radio and television. She lived through six wars and 16 presidents. She was the oldest of seven and outlived six brothers and sisters.

She had a passion for needlework of any kind, but especially quilting. And beautiful quilts they are. Her special friends are members of the Issaquah and Arlington quilt guilds. She leaves behind many friends and family, and touched so many with her beautiful spirit. She will be greatly missed.

Make memorial donations to the animal shelter of your choice.

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