Evelyn Jarrett Saxelby was born in 1926 on a farm near West Point, Nebraska, the cherished daughter of Fred and Mary (Stockhorst) Jarrett. She died September 23, 2013 in Auburn California in the company of her family.
Evelyn graduated from West Point High School in 1942. During World War II she worked as a teletype and Western Union operator at Miami Beach, Florida, where she met her husband, the late George W. Saxelby. They married in 1946 and settled in Auburn, California to raise their family.
She was an amazing artist and leaves behind scores of paintings bearing testimony of her talent. Evelyn embraced worldwide travel, taking many outstanding photos, which she selectively then painted. Her family members were the happy recipients of her many skills including: cooking, sewing, crafting, and gardening. As a lifelong avid reader, she enjoyed volunteering at the local library. She served many years as a precinct worker and a fundraiser for the March of Dimes. A willing board gamer, she almost always won at Scrabble and usually had the most Yahtzees.
She was preceded in death by: her son Dennis Mack Saxelby; her brothers Harry, Howard, Art, and Frank; and her parents.
Evelyn is survived by and will be missed by many including: her sons George H. (Sheila) of Fresno and Fred (Judy) of Citrus Heights; daughters Lynn Saxelby of Sacramento and Dilys Wohletz (David) of Los Molinos, 13 grandchildren, and 19 great- grandchildren.
As per her wishes no services are planned.