|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1926|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 2009|
Los Angeles County
Evangeline McPherson, veteran Hollywood studio singer, passed away suddenly of complications during heart surgery on July 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. She resided at 5256 Los Bonitos Way in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles, California at the time of her death.
She will be interred in a private service, next to her beloved husband, Rolf K. McPherson, at the gravesite of Aimee Semple McPherson in Forest Lawn, Glendale. A public memorial service will be announced.
Vangie, as she was known to friends and family, was born September 27, 1926 in Montana, the youngest and only surviving daughter of three, to Rev. Richard Otto and Frieda A. Knight.
She attended LIFE Bible College in Los Angeles and worked in the afternoons with Minister of Music, Jimmie Boersma at Angelus Temple. Her singing experiences led her to hosting her own radio show on Sunday nights with Paul Mickelson.
She married Ralph Carmichael in 1948 and had one daughter, Carol Celeste. The couple recorded with Sacred Records and pioneered many firsts in both sacred and secular music, spanning several decades. Separated in 1963, they both went on to have a significant effect on the field of music. Evangeline worked in entertainment for the next twenty-five years, including television, film, records, and radio.
She reacquainted with Dr. Rolf McPherson while attending a funeral in 1996. Inseparable from that day forward, they married on January 31, 1997. She served with her husband at Angelus Temple until he passed on May 21, 2009.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Celeste Carmichael Parks; and her two granddaughters, Acacia Parks-Sheiner and Amanda Parks Leddy.
Published in the Daily News of Los Angeles on July 15, 2009.
Rolf Kennedy McPherson (1913 - 2009)*
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
Plot: Sunrise Slope, Space 1317
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Apr 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51041814