THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION               Wednesday, July 23, 2003

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Evelyn Alcorn

   Evelyn C. Alcorn, 89, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at the Gallatin Rest Home in Bozeman. Graveside services in The Harlem Cemetery were held at 10:00 am. on Mon­day, July 21. Croxford & Sons Mortuary of Great Falls was in charge of arrangements.

   Evelyn was born on July 14, 1914, to Alillian Agnes (Hoffman) and Charles Robert Buffington at Saco. She received her elementary education in schools in the Saco area, then moved to Chinook with her fam­ily and attended school there. She graduated from Chinook High School in 1934.

   On May 8, 1935 she married Clark Alcom in Havre and they made their home in Harlem. After his death in 1950 Evelyn continued to live in Harlem, raising her five children and working as a nurses aide at the Harlem Rest Home. Through the years she was very active in 4-H. serving as a leader for many years. She was also an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

   Evelyn was known for the beautiful memorial wreaths that she made and sold in stores from Fort Benton to Glasgow. Other pastimes included gardening and art, and her drawings of people were extremely good.

   In 1964 she moved to Great Falls and worked as a nurses aide at McAuley’s Rest Home for a couple of years before moving to Salt Lake City. In Salt Lake City Evelyn worked as a housekeeper at the Holy Cross Hospital until she retired in 1985 at the age of 71.         

   Following her retirement, Evelyn lived in Great Falls for a while then moved into the Gallatin Rest Home in Bozeman.

   Survivors include daughters Janamay Krass of Orem, UT, Cleone Curtis of Moroni, UT and LaNae Glenn of Bozeman; Sons, David Alcom of Bozeman and Newell K. Alcorn of Salt Lake City, UT; a sister, Roberta Rheu­ter of Sedalia, MO; eight grand­children and 13 great grandchil­dren.

   Besides her husband and par­ents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby, Margaret “Peggy,” and Joann; and two brothers, Charles H. and Kenneth Buffington.

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