Mrs. Evelyn McPherson passed away at the St. Thomas More Hospital on Monday, December 23, 2013. Evelyn was born on October 26, 1924. She grew up in Towner, CO. She was united in marriage to John McPherson, Sr. on August 15, 1942. He preceded her in death in March of 1999. They were married for 57 years. Evelyn worked for the Water Department, the Fremont County Treasurers office, and the Royal Gorge Bridge. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. Evelyn was an excellent seamstress and cook. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Evelyn is survived by her children and spouses, Terry (Ray) Claflin and John (Sonja) McPherson; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister, Lorena Garrison; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, three brothers, and her parents. Services for Evelyn McPherson will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2014 at the United Presbyterian Church at 7th and Macon Avenue in Canon City, CO with Reverend Lois Goodman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Presbyterian Church at the above address. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.
Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Dec. 30, 2013