PRINCETON - Evelyn D. Voorhees was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in New Brunswick, daughter of the late John H. Voorhees and Mabel Voorhees Nicholson. She made her transition on Nov. 18, 2010, at Princeton Medical Center.
She was educated in the New Brunswick public school system and received her Christian education as a youthful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Evelyn was a former member of the Elks Sunbeam Temple No. 164 of New Brunswick. She lived in the New Brunswick community for more than five decades, before moving to Princeton.
Ms. Voorhees was a member of the Mercer County Board of Registry and Elections, and had worked on the election polls in District 9 of Princeton Borough since 1997. She served eight terms as a commissioner on the Housing Authority of the Borough of Princeton.
Evelyn worked for the Princeton Senior Resource Center as an administrative assistant in the Social Services Office at Spruce Circle from 1999 until her retirement in October 2010.
Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Deborah Lattimore Taylor (Thomas) of Princeton; her brother, John Voorhees (Jeanine) of Phoenix, Ariz.; cherished grandchildren, Julian and Arielle Taylor; and her goddaughter, Joyce Hancock Williams of Piscataway; and a host of cousins, friends and associates.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (Nov. 24) at the First Baptist Church in Princeton, located at the corner of John Street and Paul Robeson Place. The doors of the church will open at 11 a.m.; the funeral service will begin at noon.
Arrangements are by Brown's Funeral Home.
Published in The Trentonian from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2010.