Veterans Affairs and Army Nurse, World War II Veteran AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Mrs. Evelyn S. Landreth, 91, loving wife of the late Claude E. Landreth. Mrs. Landreth was born July 13, 1922 to the late George Serley and Louise Neuman Serley in Dallas, Wisconsin. She graduated from Chetek High School in Chetek, Wisconsin and Methodist School of Nursing in Madison, Wisconsin. Upon graduation from Nursing School she entered the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and was commissioned a Lieutenant. She served with the 60th U.S. Army General Hospital in New Guinea and the Philippines in support of General Douglas MacArthur's Allied Forces. While overseas she met her future husband, First Sergeant Claude Buck Landreth. Married in February 1946, the young couple moved to Augusta, Georgia where Buck was stationed at Camp Gordon. Evelyn continued to serve her country as a nurse for Veterans Affairs at Linwood and Forest Hills VA Hospitals where ultimately she served as Operating Room Nursing Supervisor. Before her retirement from the VA in 1980, she was a key member of the Surgical Transition team responsible for moving the entire Surgical/Operating Room Unit from Forest Hills to the VA's present location. She and Buck raised a family and subsequently retired in Augusta, GA, enjoying many years of traveling the United States in their RV. She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Order of the Eastern Stars. She is a former member of both West Lake Country Club (Social) and West Lake Women's Club. She was also a long time avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan. As an Army Nurse, Army Wife, Army Mom, and VA Nurse she dedicated her entire life in selfless service to her nation and thousands of untold military men and women. She cared for others and never thought of herself, making a positive impact in the lives of others that cannot be measured in human terms. Heaven's angels are rejoicing at her homecoming and celebrating a life well lived. Evelyn is survived by her son, former US Army Captain George E. Landreth of Houston, TX, daughter Susan L. Hawkins of Martinez, GA and two grandchildren, Ryan M. Hawkins of Milwaukee, WI and Megan N. Hawkins of Birmingham, AL. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son with Pastor Michael Freed officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Hospice, 2803 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30909. The family will receive friends this evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com
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Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors
214 Davis Road
Augusta, GA 30907
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2014