Eva Jean Wasson

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Eva Jean Wasson

of Shirley, AR

July 23, 1957 - October 11, 2022

Eva Wasson, 65, formerly of Leonard, MN, died in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 11, 2022 from congestive heart failure. Born in Huntsville, Alabama on July 23, 1957 to Barbara (Olson) and Eugene Torgerson. Eva grew up in Clover Township. She graduated from Clearbrook High School in 1975 and from Northland Community and Technical College with a degree in Nursing in 1987. She married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Wasson, on Valentine's Day, 1990.

The oldest of seven, Eva had early opportunities to develop the independence and sense of responsibility that marked her life. When she was six years old, she walked alone a quarter of a mile, through the woods in the winter dark, to catch the school bus. As she grew older and the family grew larger, so too did her many caretaking responsibilities.

Eva was touched by the needs of others, especially children and their care was the work of her life. She served as a school nurse at the Clearbrook Public School and was a foster parent to many children. Later, she provided one-on-one care to children with profound special needs. Until her health failed, Eva repeatedly gave her heart to the children for whom she cared.

Eva loved beauty and being outside in it. She loved living in beautiful places like Clover Township and later the Arkansas Ozarks and riding motorcycles with Bob on scenic mountain roads. She also loved creating beautiful spaces, working with Bob-her best friend and inseparable companion-to design and build lovely homes with clean landscapes full of flowers, as they were doing together until just before she died.

When she recently retired, Eva was looking forward to spending many more years with her family, whom she deeply loved. Eva is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter, Aimee Jarnot and grandchildren, Colin and Raina. She also is survived by her mother, Barbara Torgerson; stepmother, Jo Torgerson and her siblings, Jim (Morgan) Torgerson, Carol (Chuck) Horsager, Glenda (Ross) Olson, Larry (Lana) Torgerson, Lois Torgerson and Claire Torgerson, as well as many other relatives and friends. She already is greatly missed.

Eva was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Torgerson and grandparents, John and Phyllis Olson and Walter and Selma Torgerson.

Services will be held at a later date.

Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton, assisted the family with arrangements.

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2 Condolence(s)
Andrea Hawthorne
Bozeman, MT
Friday, October 28, 2022

Eva was one of the "big kids" that I looked up to from a very young age whether on the school bus, or in the Clearbrook school hallways, or playing with her sister, Glenda.
Reading of her life inspires me to continue to share the love of Jesus with all those that God brings in my path!

Pamela Rooney
Fairfield Bay, AR
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Eva, My Dear Friend….Rest in Peace . I will always remember your laughter , your sense of humor , Our coffee talks , Our shared tears and Your love for Jesus.
I will miss you tremendously. I will Always Remember how Beautiful You are inside and out !
To Bob and all of Eva’s Family , I hope and pray for Peace , Love and Wonderful Memories over all of You !
Pamela Rooney