Eva Honolka Newman

Birmingham, Alabama

1937 - 2020 (Age 83)


Birmingham, Alabama
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Eva Honolka Newman Birmingham - Eva Honolka Newman, age 83, passed September 13, 2020. She is survived by her two children, son, Michel Newman (Susan); daughter, Julie Slaten (Gary). She leaves behind her sister, Pat Shaver and her brothers John Honolka (Sandy), Don Honolka (Sharon) and Tom...

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I first met Eva in August of 2002 at her home in Montgomery, AL. The moment I saw her it felt like I had known her for ages .... such a beautiful soul. For those 18 or so years I knew Eva, she was like a second mother to me ... always giving never asking for anything in return. Will always be in our hearts and memories. Rest in peace angel! Arben, Kate, Lea snd Bora.

Aunt Eva's life was a blessing to all, and a memory to treasure. She had the most beautiful blue eyes that sparkled, and a smile and laugh that was contagious. Her hugs made you feel so warm and loved. She had a gift of lifting everyone up around her. I learned a lot about the history of our family through her amazing stories, and will always be grateful for that. I admired her for being able to overcome all the many obstacles and tragedies in her life, and still see the good in everyone and...

September 3, 1989 was the first time Don took me to meet his sister Eva, and her special man Arvis. We met in Vicksburg, Ms. and toured the Vicksburg National Military Park. I was amazing by a little woman that knew so much about history and spoke with a cute Czech accent. Eva loved people, adored her family and had many wonderful friends. She valued time spent with them, always a gracious listener and encourager. Eva focused on others with a servant's heart. She became a sister. I...

She was a beautiful bouquet of flower beautifying and cheering the surroundings in her own gentle generous way no matter where she went and asking nothing in return.

My Aunt Eva was special. She was fun, sweet, loving and always the life of the parties. Her presence was contagious and always made everyone smile. She saw the good in people and I will miss her. I'll never forget in 2001 at the family reunion in Alabama Eva was a little stressed one day. She asked me if I wanted to see Montgomery history with her and of course I thought that would be cool. We started and then ended up at a brewery. Lol. She told me that she needed that time away and...

Eva was a great friend to my spouse Philip Carroll Callahan and to me. We loved her because she was a very precious friend. Her door was always open as was ours. Whenever we needed her she was there and likewise whenever she needed anything we would always chip in to help. I was sorry to see her go away from Montgomery but was very happy to see her a couple of times after she had moved to Birmingham. She even spent the night once when she wanted to be with her friend who was getting a...

To know Eva was to love her. She always made everyone she met feel so special. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed by her sister and brothers.

Eva was very close to her three brothers Don, John and Tom and sister. Spoke with Patricia least once a day. Eva was glad to hook up with cousin Hans, later in life.

I am so sorry to learn of Eva's passing. She was a dear friend, "sister," and neighbor to my mom, Sara Moseley. She was a wonderful lady who shared her stories and love of this country with all who asked.