Born in Yankee Springs, Mich., she grew up in Merced, Calif. She loved life, worked hard, and had a great sense of humor. Early in her career, she worked at Kaiser Cement and was mentored by Henry Kaiser who recognized and encouraged her talent for business. She was one of the founders of Castle Air Force Base Credit Union which she managed for 28 years. Evenlyn was a professional baseball player during the 1950s and a pilot who could fly a variety of aircraft. A member of the Rebekah Lodge, she served for years on the board of the Mariposa SPCA.
Above all, she was a devout Christian and a beloved member of the Mariposa United Methodist Church, Pastor Alison Byerley delivered an eloquent message of comfort at her hospital bedside. The nursing staff at John C. Fremont provided compassionate, loving care in her final hours.
Donations may be made to the Mariposa United Methodist Church in her memory and send to MUMC PO Box 248, Mariposa, CA 95338.