PRESTON - Evelyn Mildred Hansen Checketts, 90, passed away July 11, 2012, in Preston, Idaho. She was born Aug. 18, 1921, in Weston, Idaho, the daughter of George Victor and Mildred Cooper Hansen. She grew up in Weston and then lived most of her life in Preston. As a teenager, she and her sister used to cook for farm hands to earn money for school. She graduated from Weston High School and attended beauty school. She married Mark L. Checketts on Feb. 27, 1942, in the Logan LDS Temple. She worked as a beautician and instructor for 59 years. She owned and operated her own beauty shops and trained and worked with several beauticians over her career.
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She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as ward organist and pianist for many years. She was known as an excellent cook and candy maker. She provided many excellent meals for her family and friends and did a lot of home canning. She was and is very Christlike and would give her children and others what they needed, even when she had to go without. She was founding member of the Nifty Needles Club and enjoyed meeting monthly with her friends. She also loved playing cards with her card group, the Card Sharks, Ida, Marie and June. She was an avid Utah Jazz fan. She supported her children in everything they did. She enjoyed following her grandchildren in any activities they were involved with as they grew up. Her great-grandchildren were a great joy to her.
She is survived by four sons, Rex M. (Trish) Checketts, Darrel (Roselle) Checketts, Nile H. (Barbara) Checketts and Larry C. (Cindy) Checketts, all of Preston; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her brother Marco (Wynelle) Hansen of Medford, Ore.; sister-in-law Rosalyn Hansen of Salem, Ore.; brother-in-law Reese Ransom of Ogden, Utah; sister-in-law Billie Eshom of California; brother-in-law Vern Weinrich of South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; brother Karl Hansen; and sister Winona Hansen Ransom. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, in the Preston South Stake Center, 55 E. 1st South in Preston, Idaho. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East in Preston, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the stake center. Interment will be in the Weston Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from July 12 to July 26, 2012