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SHEETS, Evelyn A.
SHEETS, Evelyn A. Age 93, of Palmdale, California passed away peacefully with her family at her side in her home in Palmdale on Monday, June 25, 2012 .Evelyn Anderson-Smith-Sheets was born July 13, 1918, in Humbird, Wisconsin to Gustav and Margareta Anderson. She graduated Valedictorian from Humbird High School, and then attended business school in Chicago. She worked as a secretary for two different doctors, jet propulsion laboratories and a Presbyterian Church. She was married to Elwyn R. Smith in 1943. They lived in Medaryville and Hobart, Indiana and had 3 sons: David, Tom and Kris, all who have survived Evelyn along with wives; Marilyn, Bonnie and Margaret, and 7 grandchildren; Simon, Robert, Brian, Sarah, Andreo, Alison and Tissy. Evy, as some called her, had 3 siblings; Harold (a musician), Mildred (an artist), and Aruid (a gunsmith). Evelyn herself wrote a book of short stories called 'The Swedish Boots,' and collaborated with her sister Millie on a family history called 'Cradled in Sweden.' Evelyn remarried in 1976, to Frank Sheets; they lived in La Canada, Paradise and Palmdale, California. They met at a square dance and were active in square dancing for many years along with their friends. Evelyn was a Christian throughout her life and was a member of Horizon Community Church in Palmdale, Calif. She attended Bible study and the Women's Club. Many very faithful friends talked with her in her final days, and now she is with her maker. Memorial Services will be held at Horizon Community Church at 1850 E. Avenue R at 10 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2012. Arrangements entrusted to Halley Olsen Murphy , Palmdale.

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