Evelyn M. Sutton

Evelyn M. Sutton, 89, born Sept 20, 1931, passed Dec. 2, 2020, at Footsteps Memory Care in Whitefish, Mont. The funeral service for Evelyn was held at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home in Kalispell on Dec. 9. Burial followed at Glacier Memorial Gardens.

The family intends to hold a memorial service in her garden at her Kalispell home in early summer 2021. 

Evelyn was born and raised in the Sweet Grass Hills by Sigurd and Edith Forseth, where she rode her horse to Hill School. She graduated High School in Chester and attended MSU Northern in Havre. 

She lived with her first husband, Don Buffington, on a ranch south of Chester before moving to Kalispell where she married Robert to make their “His, Hers and Theirs” family. They lived outside of Kalispell and were active in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, LaSalle Grange and Flathead County 4-H as leaders for 20 plus years. 

Evelyn was an avid seamstress, quilter, cook, gardener and crafter. She made many gifts and necessities for family and friends that they display in their homes today. She was always sweet, giving and a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by ten children: Edith Elder, Mike Sutton, Alice Malmanger, Wally Sutton, Pauline Cleveland, Lee Buffington, Doug Buffington, Marie Monroe, Frank Sutton, Kathleen Carlson; 29 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and brother Clifton Forseth. 

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Robert J. Sutton; brother Robert Forseth; one son and three grandsons.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Flathead 4-H Foundation/Daryl Fenner 4-H Camp, Bethlehem Lutheran Church sewing and prayer shawl ministries, Immanuel Foundation.org–Memory Care Program, or a charity of choice.