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A Beautiful Life Well Lived
Evelyn was born June 11,1926 and passed away October 18, 2017 in Riverside, CA at the age of 91. She was a dedicated resident of Riverside for 71 years, formerly of Willmar, MN.
On August 30, 1946, Evelyn married, the love of her life, James E Sams, who preceded her in death in 2009. Their first born, Nancy Sams, also preceded her in death in 2005. Evelyn leaves behind her children, Marcia & Al Derro, Laurie & Larry McGrath, Cyndi Johnson, Mary & Dave Storms, Jim & Vicki Sams, Anna & Ken VanHorn, 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Jerry Sams, wife Barb & family, extended family and many dear
friends & loved ones.
Evelyn was a devoted wife & mother who volunteered for many organizations in the community. In 1968 she started full time employment as secretary at Divine Word Seminary. She later worked at Chamber of Commerce for 15 years as an economic research associate, retiring in 1991. Upon retirement she volunteered for Riverside Community Hospital Auxillary for 21 years, serving as president in 2000. She loved her family, friends, God, gardening, traveling, sewing, all her pets & square dancing days. She was so kind to everyone she met.
A celebration of Evelyn's Life will take place on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11 a.m., Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a contribution in her memory, please consider the Mary S Roberts Animal Shelter. http://www.petsadoption.org/index.php/giving/
Published in Press-Enterprise from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2017
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