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Helen McRae Obituary

Obituary: Helen M. Evans

Published: Monday, Sept. 19, 2005 3:56 p.m. MDT

Helen M. Evans 1907 ~ 2005 Helen McRae Young Stock Evans, age 97, passed away Tuesday, 13 September 2005 of causes incident to age. Born 26 November 1907 in Bisbee, Arizona Territory to John Kenneth McRae and Pearl Elizabeth Sabin. Mother was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served nine years as the Stake Relief Society President for the Young Stake which covered Northwestern New Mexico and South Western Colorado. She was a strong advocate of higher education and held a degree in Home Economics from New Mexico Western University. She taught Home Economics for four years at Kirtland, New Mexico High School. Later she served as the Home Demonstration Agent for San Juan County, New Mexico and then as Assistant Professor supervising Home Extension for the western half of the State of New Mexico. She was an avid, amateur painter and painted over 100 paintings which are cherished by all who have received them. She also was an active writer and wrote several life histories of her ancestry. She is survived by her children: Patricia (Dan) Noffsinger, Sylvia (Ray) Sensanbaugher, Robert (Donna) Young, Thomas (Edith Dale) Young; and Winslow (Marlene) Young. Preceded in death by sons, Ralph Everett Young (1934); Richard Wayne Young (Sue) 1993; and one daughter, Gwendolyn (Jimmy) Mayberry (1999). Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Centerville Canyon Ward Chapel, 160 South 300 East. Friends and family may call Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Tuesday morning from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Centerville City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com


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