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Evelyn Marie Wilkie

GREAT FALLS —Evelyn Marie Wilkie, 89, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 in Great Falls with her children close by her side.

A rosary will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. with the funeral liturgy at 10:00 a.m. both at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Evelyn was born March 23, 1925 in Maryville, ND. One of fourteen children Evelyn left home in the 1940's to work in the shipyards of Seattle. She returned to North Dakota and married the love of her life, Vernon, on October 7, 1947. The family spent several years around the Conrad area working on local farms and ranches and moved to Choteau in 1962. After moving to Great Falls in 1969 Evelyn enjoyed working at the Perkins restaurant. A wonderful seamstress, Evelyn spent many years at the Wedding Cottage preparing dresses for local brides well into her seventies.

She was a wonderful mother and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Evelyn is survived by her children Fred Wilkie of Great Falls, Paulette (Doug) Simmons of Great Falls, Suzanne (Tom) Johnston of Livermore, CO, Andre (Raelene) Wilkie of Golden, CO; her sister, Annette Berube of Fresno, CA; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Victorine Berube; husband Vernon; daughter Kathy Dane; and infant daughter Carol Ann Wilkie.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Peace Hospice, 1101 26th St S, Great Falls, MT 59405; Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 409 13th St S, Great Falls, MT 59405; or a .

Condolences for the family may be posted online at SCHNIDER FUNERAL HOME

Published in Great Falls Tribune from Aug. 10 to Aug. 13, 2014
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