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Evelyn Kolmel was born on January 6, 1942 in Manila, Philippines to Charles and Emily Strait. She was born during the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands during World War II. At the age of 4, she emigrated with her family to Los Angeles, California, where she grew up. Evelyn passed away as a result of complications related to her stay at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, CA.
She grew up in Los Angeles where she graduated from Immaculate Heart High School, going on to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in English from Immaculate Heart College. She married her childhood and high school sweetheart Joe Kolmel, and remained married to him throughout her life. Evelyn led an amazing career in education, teaching both elementary and junior high grades for Los Angeles Unified School District, St. Theresa School and the Palm Valley School in Palm Springs, and Grandview Elementary in Lake Arrowhead. She went on to become a school administrator, working as Assistant Principal of Yucca Loma in Apple Valley, principal of Vineyard Junior High School in Alta Loma, and finally retiring as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum for the Alta Loma School District.
She is survived by her husband Joe, her brother James, her son David, her daughter Jennifer, her daughter-in-law Deirdre, and her three grandchildren Rebecca, Braden, and Gabriella, as well as numerous cousins, friends, and extended family.
Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Upland, where she was an active parishioner and vestry member. All who wish to attend are welcome. Memorial contributions may be made to .
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Dec. 28, 2013
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