Mrs. Evelyn Joanne Aker-Koeck (Aker)
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.