Evelyn's family will know that she will always be Lee to me. We were absolute best friends growing up in Bayou Vista. I was in that DESA pageant with her and was proud to have my best friend win if it couldn't be me. She was a beauty but a major tomboy. I moved back to New Orleans when I was 14 but we stayed close. I visited her in Boulder the first summer she had moved there and almost joined her. We stayed in touch intermittently and it always felt as though no years had passed each time. My heart is truly broken to learn of her passing. It feels as though a part of me went with her. I hope her family and friends find peace and comfort in her memory. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all of the Picketts, her husband and son.