JONES Evelyn, 85, Exeter, NH, formerly of Saugus and Marshfield, MA., and Kittery , Maine, died Monday, December 8, after a creative and fulfilling life as a newspaper writer, author, and playwright. Most importantly, she was a loving and loved family member. Evelyn was married to the late Zaven Yardume, and also cherished her companionship with the late Thomas Kane. Evelyn leaves behind her sister, Phyllis Brown of Saugus, MA; two nieces, Meredith Brown of Saugus, MA. and Sherilyn Brown of Cranston, RI; cousins Karen MacNeill of Canton, MA. and Paul Mahoney of Bolivia; and family members Fred Kelleher of New Hampshire, and Martha Emerson of Danvers, MA. Evelyn created the Young Folks Page for the Boston Herald Traveler and was a member of the Boston Press Club for many years. Her best known play, Not On This Night, received the Spotlight on the Arts Award for Best Original Script in 2002. She was a lifelong Unitarian-Universalist, particularly active in the Norwell and Saugus, MA. churches. Evelyn was passionate about animals, particularly dogs. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the animal shelter or animal protection organization of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 24, 11:30 A.M. at Riverwoods, the Woods Campus, 7 Riverwoods Drive, Exeter, NH. Snow date: February 14. A full obituary may be found at www.brewittfuneralhome.com
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Published in Boston Herald on Dec. 18, 2014