Eva Y. Daley, 69, headed for greener pastures January 20, 2013. She was born November 23, 1943 in Medford, Ore. and passed away peacefully in her Applegate home with her children beside her. She survived cancer for 30 years and battled multiple health issues.
Eva was a leader everywhere she traveled, making friends along the way. Locally she worked at Kim's Restaurant, Jubilee Restaurant/Club, Ron's, and ShopRite supermarkets. She earned her private pilot's license, competed on the Jackson County Sheriff's Office shooting team, golf, bowling, and pool leagues. She was an accomplished tap dancer, artist, craftsman, big game hunter (bagging moose and bear), fisherman, and enjoyed every outdoor sport including water and snow skiing, rafting, camping, motorcycle riding, and more. Eva trained horses, including miniatures and ponies, organizing a successful traveling pony ride for children's events.
Eva traveled with her husband to Santa Cruz, Calif., then to Alaska to manage top-rated hotel restaurants before returning to her roots in Applegate. She enjoyed the simple pleasures of life daily, including the birds and wildlife outside her doors. From homesteading in Canada to life in the Alaskan wilderness, there was nothing she couldn't accomplish with her sense of humor and determination. She was patriotic and lived her life with integrity and passion, winning hearts all along the way.
Survivors include mother, Leila Oliver White; sister, Linda McClellan; brother, Harlan White; daughter, Darlene Park Dill and husband, Brad; and son, Michael Park and wife, Veda. Eva was blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Very special friends, Ray Self, Cheryl Vinson, and Barbara Phillips remained close to her throughout her journey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Daley, and father, Harl White.
The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power to know just when the hands will stop at late or early hour. So love, live and toil with a will, do not wait until tomorrow the clock may then be still.
Eva LIVED and at her request there will be no service and her ashes will be mixed with wildflower seeds and shared in Applegate and Texas with her family. Arrangements handled by Conger-Morris Medford.