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Salisbury, Evelyn
Jane passed away on October 26, 2015 at her home in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Evelyn was born on November 17, 1923 in Lorain, Ohio to the late Stewart and Mona Allen. She was raised in Lorain and attended Lorain High School going on to graduate from Cleveland Case Western University with a bachelor's degree in Music. Upon marrying John Salisbury, the couple moved to New York City, where she studied at the Juilliard School of Music, singing opera and later touring with the Robert Shaw Chorale. Evelyn gave birth to and raised three children, each of whom survived: Debbie Williams and husband Bob, Jeff Salisbury and wife Denise, and Sharon Steward and husband Carl. The family followed John's career to Brookfield, Wisconsin and then Saugus, California, before Evelyn and John retired in Sun Lakes, Arizona. She was highly involved in her Christian churches wherever she lived, directing choir and playing the piano. Evelyn was active in PEO and the Daughters of the American Revolution throughout her later years. She left eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was deeply beloved by her family and many friends across the country. Services were held on October 31, 2015 at the Sun Lakes United Church of Christ.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 13, 2015
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