In Memory of Eula Tombaugh
On November 23, our dear friend and friend of the ministry, Eula Tombaugh, moved to heaven at age 95. Eula was on the founding board of Hands of Hope NW and a strong supporter of the ministry. She started the Medical Equipment Loan Program in her garage when she saw the need for people to borrow durable medical equipment. After two years, the program outgrew her garage and moved here to the ministry center.
Eula also led the quilting group which made more than 1000 beautiful quilts that we gave to local homeless shelters or sent overseas. Eula was a prayer warrior, and when we wanted to begin a prayer group to pray regularly for HoHNW, Eula was the person we turned to. She was the host and leader until a few years ago when declining health caused her to move to a retirement center. Even now she continues to bless the ministry.
Years ago, Eula set aside a sum of money in an annuity for HoHNW. She has asked that we use it for the capital campaign to build a new warehouse. Her legacy will continue to live on and make a difference in people’s lives for decades! At the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner this December, Founding Director Liz Murtland made the announcement of the donation coming from Eula’s estate and presented it to Executive Director, Debbie Wheeler.
Eula leaves numerous nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, and best friends, Liz and Rich Murtland. Memorial gifts can be made in her honor to the ministry of Hands of Hope Northwest.
Eula’s full obituary can be seen by clicking here.