Dateline: 7 July 2014
|Evelyn and Jay Myers on their wedding day in 1936. |
She was 21 years old.
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|Jay and Evelyn in the early days.|
1936 was the heart of the Great Depression. Jay and Evelyn were not from families with money. They started their marriage with pretty much nothing. Precious few people alive today can relate to the hardships associated with starting out with pretty much nothing, in the midst of an economic depression.
Marlene remembers that her mother also took on temporary jobs as a private duty nurse, helping in the evenings with the care of dying loved ones (this was before Hospice care existed).
|Jay and Evelyn on their |
60th Wedding Anniversary.
When Jay died in 1997 Evelyn wanted to move into town. Jay had left her with sufficient finances to buy a simple little ranch house on a quiet side street, and that is where she has lived. Her children, from far and near, visited her often. Marlene and I live only six miles away. Our sons were able to grow up knowing their grandmother Myers, and loving her.
|Evelyn at 87 years of age (2002)|
Yesterday, Evelyn Myers died in her home. She was 99 years, 5 months, and 29 days of age.
Farewell, Evelyn. Thank you for your faithfulness as a mother. Thank you for being such a fine example of a gentle spirit. Thank you for raising your little girl, Marlene, to be so much like you. Your example, your faithfulness, your love, has blessed your family, and I believe it will, in turn, bless the generations to follow.
|Marlene & Evelyn in 2012|