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July 05, 2012
Our thoughts and best wishes are with you the family. Draw comfort from God's word which promises that He will swallow up death forever and will replace this dying times we live into a beautiful new earth with happy people. Psalms37:10,29.
July 04, 2012
All of my thoughts and prayers are with the dear family of Evelyn Lear. She was a wonderful artist and beautiful singer. I worked with her and her husband Thomas Steward (Wagner's "Ring Cycle") at San Francisco Opera (Berg's "Lulu") and loved them both. My most sincere condolences. I will miss Evelyn.
July 04, 2012
I came to know Evelyn Lear about four years ago as the primary accompanist for her private vocal coachings at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was an Artist-in-Residence on our faculty. Evelyn had an uncanny ability to discover the tiniest of flaws in each and every singer that, when identified and corrected, would result in extraordinary vocal progress for that student. She was warm, caring, sometimes even funny, and very generous with her time and expertise. I also accompanied her once to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA for a masterclass where she was a big hit with their students and faculty. Occasionally I would go (and a gifted student might sometimes accompany me) to her lovely home across from the golf course for supper at her favorite area restaurant, "Mama Lucia's," or at the nearby golf club, and I/we would enjoy anecdotes, recordings, and wise advice from her long and very distinguished career. Evelyn was a person I loved and admired very much, and I will truly miss her. I feel almost like I have lost a dear aunt and certainly a very special friend, and am so thankful that our paths crossed. I learned much of value from her, and treasure her memory greatly. May she rest now with her beloved Thomas in the loving Light and Presence of God.
July 04, 2012
1 Peter 5:6,7 Humble ourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt YOU in due time. 7. While YOU throw YOUR anxiety upn him, because he cares for YOU.

I am sorry for your lost and hope that you will find comfort in praying to God for the strength to endure this trying time in your lives.
July 04, 2012
My wife, Sandi, and I met Miss Lear in Crested Butte, Co last summer, We felt blessed to have the opportunity to thank her for the many joys of hearing her perform. Our thoughts and prayers to all who cared so much for her.
July 04, 2012
Many years ago I sat in on a rehearsal of the Chamber Music Festival: Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals. Christopher O'Riley on piano accompanied Evelyn Lear's recitation of the text by Ogden Nash. Ms. Lear's magnificant articulation, as well as her warm and intelligent wit made for a musical hour or so that I will never forget.
July 04, 2012
Miss Lear was my role model and vocal hero. The legacy she leaves will live on in all those women who study her work and all the detailed material she so lovingly produced. Thank you just isn't enough.
July 04, 2012
Both Stephanie and I wish to express our deepest condolences to the family of Evelyn Lear. She has been a light in American music all of our lives and her willingness, with her husband Thomas Stewart, to develop unique American careers, at a time when the arts have struggled, has given both pleasure and hope to every American Artist. They had magnificent operatic careers but I will never forget the duets and the beauty of a their musical life together.
Ray Evans Harrell and Stephanie Weems
July 04, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends, also many fans during this time. Romans 15:33
July 04, 2012
I wish to express my condolences to the family. I know that your loss is great. May you find comfort from the God of all comfort who helps us to cope with our grief. Also, may friends and family support you during this difficult time.

With deep sympathy,
Kathy Monroe, Jessup MD.

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