Evelyn Perryman Elmore, born February 4, 1918 near Durant, OK, passed from this life on Christmas Day 2012.
Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Evelyn was the youngest and sole surviving member of the 10 children born to Robert Franklin Perryman and Lucy Brumitt. She was preceded in death in 2005 by her husband of 61 years, Frank R. “Bob” Elmore and will be interred next to him at Llano Cemetery. She is survived by 3 sons, Mark Elmore of Hickory Creek, TX; Neal Elmore of Cold Spring, TX; Robert Elmore of Austin, TX; and by 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Evelyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease approximately 9 years ago, and had lived in a wonderful Alzheimers care-giving home called “Avalon” in Flower Mound, TX for the last 6 years.
Evelyn and her mother moved to the Texas panhandle in 1932, from Durant, OK. They lived near several of her older sisters and their families for several years in the Borger area. She ended up living in a TB sanitorium in Oklahoma when she was 16 for about a year. (She was suspect for TB since her mother had TB). Evelyn took care of her mother for many years while attending high school and even afterwards while she worked full time for Dr. Stephens practice in Borger, as a nursing assistant. She graduated with the first class of 1936 at Phillips High School and gave the valedictory address.
She met her husband, a 1937 graduate of Borger High School on New Year’s Eve 1943 at the USO in Borger, while he was home on leave from the Army Air Corp. Soon after he asked her to marry him, and she rode on a train to meet and marry him in Santa Anna, CA where he was currently stationed.
They had been married for 61 years at the time of his passing in 2005. She will be remembered as a doting mother, a loving wife and a marvelous friend. While living in Amarillo she was a member of the Central Church of Christ for over 30 years.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the High Plains Children’s Home, PO Box 7448, Amarillo, TX 79114.