Evelyn Irene Beethe, 88, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Woodland Lodge in Fergus Falls. She was born on November 2, 1929, in Edgeley, North Dakota, the daughter of Curtis Hamilton and Marvel Lucille (Medberry) Ganung. In 1947 she graduated from high school in Edgeley. On June 20, 1948, she married James Murvel Beethe in Edgeley. The couple made their home on a farm near Fullerton.