Evelyn C. Alcorn, 89, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at the Gallatin Rest Home in Bozeman. Graveside services in The HarlemCemetery were held at . 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 ChinookHigh 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 FortBenton 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 CityEvelyn
worked as a housekeeper at the HolyCrossHospital 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 JanamayKrass 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