Emilie Rhen-Ebar

Died: Wed., Mar. 4, 2015


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 14, 2015
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church


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Emilie Constance Rhen-Ebar, age 70 passed away on March 4,, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Emilie was born in Bagley Minnesota on October 15, 1944 to Gladys Lilian (Ehlers) Rhen and Nils Gustaf Emil Rhen, her only sibling Rodney Rhen was 5 years old when she was born.
Emilie started grade school in Leonard, Minnesota and in 1950 the family moved to Hines, OR where she attended Hines Grade School. In 1952 they moved back to Leonard, MN then in 1953 the family spent a few months in Williston, ND before returning to Leonard. She later graduated from Clearbrook High School in 1962. She finally settled in Oregon in 1965 and in 1971 her only son was born.
Emilie drove the 4-C bus until May of 1979 when she started working for UPS. She was known throughout Harney County as simply Emmy the UPS Lady. Emilie took a lot of pride in her work, Christmas was of course the busiest time of year and the worst of road conditions but Emilie always made sure everyone got there presents before she went home to enjoy Christmas with her family. On June 6 1995 she married John Ebar Sr. Emilie’s vacations were spent driving back to Minnesota to spend time with family and friends. She loved simply being around her aunts, uncles and cousins and listening to them tell stories. Emilie was always there to help whether family or friend, she made many contributions and donations throughout Harney County, usually anonymously. She loved taking care of her grandchildren as they were the love of her life.
Emilie enjoyed hunting and fishing but she truly loved playing golf and cards with her family and friends at Valley Golf Club. After her retirement from UPS in 1999 she became more involved with the Valley Golf Club as a board member.
Emilie is survived by her husband of 20 years, John Ebar Sr.; brother; Rodney Rhen and wife Loraine, child Justin Aamodt and wife Nikki, stepson’s; John Ebar Jr. and wife Rozanne, Joe Ebar, grandchildren; McKiah, Riley Aamodt, Emil Aamodt, step grandchildren; McKenzie Ebar, Chris Rutledge, Mitchel Ebar, Michelle Ebar, nieces; RaeAnn and husband John Jacobson, Tracy and husband Duane John, nephew; Devin and wife Laura Rhen.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents; Fredrick and Augusta Rhen, Henry and Hilda Elhers, parents; Emil and Gladys Rhen, two aunts and six uncles.
Emilie’s final message to her family and friends; you know I loved you all but some more than others. I hope you live life to the fullest, be loving and kind, be generous, always put God and family first. Remember this, always forgive, you may not forget but always forgive, you’ll be a better person for it.  
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Lutheran/St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 2:00 p.m.  Contributions in Emilie’s memory can be made to the Harney County Hospice, Valley Golf Club or a charity of one’s choice.

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