Evelyn Watts Gore was born June 27, 1941 to L. T. and Vallie Crawford Watts. She departed this life on Friday, February 22, 2013 and moved into the arms of Jesus. Mrs. Gore was a native and lifelong resident of Silsbee, TX and until her health no longer permitted was an active member of Genesis Baptist Church serving as a Sunday School teacher. When she moved to Silsbee Oaks she transitioned to leading a Bible Study at the nursing home. She was preceded in death by her parents: L. T. and Vallie Crawford Watts, her loving husband of 36 years: Prentice G. Goose Gore, In-Laws: Ashley and Elmer Lee Baker Gore, Brother: R. B. Watts, Sister-in-law: Martha Ann Hutto Gore, and Brothers-in-law: Ernest E. Allen and Kenneth C. B. Gore. She is survived by her: Daughter, Melinda Gore Burns and husband, Garry; Daughters by marriage: Susan Gore Byerly and husband, John; Sally Gore Buckley and husband, William. Grandchildren: Matthew and Viktoria Dethlefsen, Mark Dethlefsen, Jessica Byerly, Daniel and Jessica Burns, Catie Byerly, Justin and Erika Burns, Judy Byerly, Cody Burns, Morgan Buckley and Joshua Burns. Great grandchildren: Zoey McLean, Katelynn Burns, Taylor Burns, Alex Greer, Dahlia Burns and Olivia Burns. Sisters-in-law: Inez Watts, Ola Allen and Anna Mary Gore and Brother-in-law: Clayton Gore and wife, Kaye. Five nieces, two nephews and numerous cousins, great, great- great and great- great -great nieces and nephews. Honoring Mrs. Gore as pallbearers will be: Matthew Dethlefsen, Mark Dethlefsen, Justin Burns, Harvey Watts, Michael Burns, James Brandon, Scott Burns, and Steve Fountain. Officiating the service will be Rev. Paul Williams and Rev. Donald Pierson. Visitation will be at Farmer's Funeral Home, 415 N 4th St, Silsbee, TX Sunday, February 24, 2013, 5:00 - 8:00 pm with the service on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. also at Farmer's Funeral Home with burial to follow at Cunningham Cemetery, Fred, TX. Special thanks to the members of Genesis Baptist Church for your love and attention to Mrs. Gore and to the staff and administrators of both Silsbee Oaks Health Care, especially the nurses on hall 4 and Professional Health Care Hospice. Farmer Funeral Home Condolences will be accepted at: http://www.timeformemory.com/farmer
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 24, 2013