Evelyn Alyce (Polenske) Mayo(1931-2012)

Evelyn Mayo, 81, of Woodbridge, passed away from natural causes on Wednesday morning November 7th, in Lodi, CA. She was born on January 27th, 1931, to George and Freda (Beckman) Polenske of Lodi, CA. She attended grammar school at Emerson Elementary School and graduated from Lodi High School in 1948. She continued her education by attending College of the Pacific (University of the Pacific) and majoring in music. Music was always a big part of her life. Evelyn married Paul Baumbach of Lodi, CA and mothered three boys with him. She later married Doctor John Mayo, and remained with him for 32 years until his death. Evelyn enjoyed years of travel with John, and playing golf and tennis at the Woodbridge Country Club.  This was a second home to Evelyn and she made many friends there. Evelyn was a strong advocate for wildlife, donating to any and every wildlife foundation, seeking donations. She loved her dogs, two of which were Springer Spaniels. She is survived by sons, Jim Baumbach  and Tom Baumbach from Lodi, CA, step-daughters Vicki Mayo of Lodi, CA and Penny Bell of Utah; 12 grandchildren, Tahni (Adams) Morell of Hingham, MA, Kristi (Adams) Andrews of Placerville, CA, Michelle (Baumbach) Bernett of Lodi, CA, Shawn Baumbach of Lodi, CA, Amy (Bell) Stoose of Washington, Stephanie (Bell) West of Washington, Dan Baumbach of Truckee, CA, Scott Baumbach of Lodi, CA, Christopher Baumbach of Wisconsin, Brian Baumbach of Lodi, CA, Lauren Baumbach of Wisconsin, and Vanessa Baumbach of Lodi, CA; 9 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Phil and Irene of Lodi, CA,  brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ab and Jeannette of Utah; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Dr. John Mayo, her sister, Carol (Polenske) Weltzin, her brother, Walt Polenske, and her son, Scotty Baumbach.  A funeral service will be celebrated at Donahue Funeral Home  in Lodi, CA on November 17th, at 11:00am. Burial will be at Lodi Memorial Cemetery on Pine Street, following the funeral service. Donahue Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Nov. 10 to Nov. 17, 2012