It was always a pleasure to be with Evelyn. She had interesting stories of her life and was a wonderful cook. She was always there for you and loved celebrating any event with a little party. We watched most of the political debates together, adding our commentary. She was a very rare kind of friend and will be missed very much.
My husband and I met Evelyn and Duff when we were stationed in Japan in 1955. I was in a bridge club with Evelyn and six other women. As people left, Evelyn took charge of donations to buy a silver bread tray for the member who was leaving. I think I was one of the last ones to leave as PACAF moved to Hawaii. Communicatrions between the Koecks and us was reduced to once- a- year Christmas notes so we were in touch at a distance. Then, suddenly, in recent years, Evelyn and we became closer due to being online. I always admired Evelyn and Duff for the way they managed everything together from finances to children and the home. They were a great couple and Evelyn stood strong though alone without Duff and lived on as a good example to all. I remember Honey and Nelson as children and Evan as a baby at his christening. I can tell that they are continuing life well as their partents lived. I shall miss "mybricktop" and look forward to a reunion with both Koecks as promised. Marilyn Van Ausdall (Mrs Robert L) andVan
Oh, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Koeck's passing. I remember her fondly as a child at Williams AFB in Gilbert, Arizona; we rode the blue AF school bus with her son, Evan.
She was a sweet and gracious lady; so glad she is now, however, with her longtime sweetheart, Colonel Koeck.
Godspeed, Evelyn! We will meet again someday.
Teri Lee (McBrearty) Graves
My Aunt Evelyn was born 10 months before me. We were more like sisters, than Aunt and niece.
She was my first playmate and buddy. Wherever she went I went. Whatever she did, I did. We got into mischief and back out of mischief together. She was a person of great spirit, unafraid, adventurous, and fun to be with. She taught me how to swim and to be brave and independent and to value my own self worth.
Every time I think of her it brings a smile and happy memories to me.
She will be in my heart and prayers, forever.
Evelyn and James Parla and family
Evan we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. The Parrish family.
Thank you for sharing your mother with me. She was a wonderful woman! I had the chance to eat one of her Irish breakfast, and suddenly a friendship was created. Evelyn found a name for me and this is how she referred to me from then on. We kept in touch with cards letters, etc. Last Valentine's Day she sent me my very own special valentine which I hold ever so endearing, and I thank you for sharing her with me. Forever grateful, Rebecca from Sunny Brooke Farm AKA Tammy Thomas
I met Evelyn in her home when she cooked Evan and I a wonderful Irish breakfast, and then a friendship was made. I loved her and she always referred to me as Rebecca from Sunny Brooke Farm. It was special to me, as she picked a name especially for me. Just this past Valentines Day she sent me a personalized valentine to wish me to have a wonderful day. I will miss her deeply and so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman...My prayers are with all of you, Tammy
My best friend is Evelyns youngest son Even.
I was blessed to have known her she ALWAYS!! was kind to me and especialy
to my Children. All of us have lost a wonderfull women. our loss is heavens gane!! we miss you and love you rest in peace !!!!!
Love Bob (aka Fluffy)....
Evelyn and I share the same birth date (different year). Will miss her sense of joy and love for adventure especially as she shared it with her "children". She loves them so much. She is proud of each of you. Now she is on to another journey and we will meet her again someday. She left part of herself with each one of you....what a treasure
Thank you so much for letting us know about the loss of your beloved mom. She was a really nice lady and we're glad we had the opportunity to share and assignment.
We were at Willie when your dad was Wing Commander and we also sang in the WAFB Catholic Chapel Choir along with your mom.
After Christmas...she sent us two little bookmarks that we still have and will now treasure even more. She was a nice lady and...your memorial to her is absolutely beautiful. If we get back again to Arlington we will definitely stop and visit with your mom and dad.
Yes, you are right...she is with her parents and now she and her childhood sweetheart will forever and always walk the clouds of eternity together...
"The Colonel and his Lady."
Our thoughts, prayers and memories are with you all and may the souls of your beloved parents and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
CMSgt & Mrs. Joseph M. McBrearty USAF (ret)