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Evelyn Margaret (Folkerts) Mazurkiewicz


Evelyn Margaret (Folkerts) Mazurkiewicz Obituary
Evelyn Margaret Folkerts Mazurkiewicz, 87, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Alamogordo. She was born March 27, 1924, in Larned, Kan., to Harm and Mabel (Simmons) Folkerts.
Evelyn Mazurkiewicz began her schooling in a one-room school, West Point, close to the family farm. She graduated from Larned High School in 1942. In 1945 she graduated from Wesley Nursing School. To serve our country, she joined the civil service as a nurse toward the end of World War II and served the Army in Korea. She spent 20 years in the Panama Canal Zone as the director of nurses at Gorgas Hospital, from which she retired in 1987.
Evelyn met and later married John Mazurkiewicz in San Deigo, Calif., in 1946.
Survivors include her daughter Joanna Giglio and her husband, James, of Los Lunas; sons John Mazurkiewicz and his wife, Claudia, of Warrenton, Va., and Paul Mazurkiewicz and his wife, Sharon Weaver Mazurkiewicz, of Alamogordo; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters Glenna Rose Row and her husband, Alvin, of Overland Park, Kan., and Georgiann Bauer, of Pawnee Rock, Kan.; and brothers David Folkerts and his wife, Cecille, of Great Bend, Kan., Terry Keenan and his wife, Gloria, of Great Bend, Kan., Denny Keenan and his wife, Eileen, of Great Bend. She is also survived by two stepbrothers, Larry Keenan and his wife, Patti, and Pat Keenan and his wife, Dortha, of Great Bend, and a stepsister, Gloria Ball, and her husband, Jim, of Burien, Wash.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents and parents-in-law; brother Donald Folkerts; four stepbrothers, Paul, Russell, Ora and Robert Keenan; three stepsisters, Louise Dale, Sylvia Langer and June Kleeper; and a great-great-nephew, Tanner Kneebone.
Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Wayne Herpin, S.J., as celebrant.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to their favorite charity.
The Mazurkiewicz family entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation has taken place at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 7 to July 7, 2011
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