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Evelyn Elaine Halvorson


1919 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Evelyn Elaine Halvorson Obituary
Evelyn Elaine Halvorson, a 4 year resident of Hernando FL, formerly of Mason City, IA, died on Friday, February 17, 2017 of complications from Alzheimer's. She was 98.
Born February 12, 1919 in Lancaster, Missouri to the late George and Mercy (Colegrove) Hendon, she was a 1937 graduate of Mason City (IA) High School. She retired approximately in 1984 from Dr. Knutson and Dr. Blume Opticians in Mason City.
Elaine enjoyed gardening, ceramics, quilting, knitting, crocheting and embroidery. She collected fine china and silverware patterns and loved cooking for her family. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was two-time past president of the VFW Women's Auxiliary in Mason City.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Skarlis Beckwith of Hernando FL, her son, Michael John Halvorson of Hernando, a sister, Isabel Clarke of Oak Forest, IL, 3 grandsons, 5 great grandchildren, several cousins and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Ray Ryan and John Hendon, a sister, Alma Gray, and husbands Lloyd Skarlis and Arlo Dean Halvorson.
There will be no services per her wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elaine's memory may be made to Hospice House, 3350 West Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, FL 34461 or Nature Coast Community Band, 2756 N Stampede Drive, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, 501 W. Main Street, Inverness, FL 34550. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hooperfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Feb. 24, 2017
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