Mary Marie Eveans
May 28, 1921 – May 20, 2018
Marie Eveans passed away peacefully on May 20, 2018, just days away of her 97th birthday, at The Lighthouse in Omaha, NE. She was born May 28, 1921 to Minnie Ann (Eagle) Stone and Malcolm David Stone of Broken Bow, NE where she graduated high school in 1939. Marie went on to attend Denver Business College in Denver, CO, and then worked for an aviation school where she met an instructor, Everett (Pat) Eveans. The two were married on March 1, 1941 in Sidney, NE.
The couple lived in Denver, then moved to various cities including Salt Lake City, Chicago, Norman, OK, then to the Wichita, KS area for 15 years. They later moved back to Nebraska, living in Broken Bow for a while before settling in North Platte. The couple raised three sons and were married for 40 years when Everett died in 1981.
While in Nebraska, Marie worked for the Custer County Court and Lincoln County Court, working with Judge Earl Morgan and Judge Ron Ruff. She eventually retired in 1986. After retiring, Marie volunteered at the North Platte hospital and gave over 1,500 hours of her time to help others. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was active in the Triple M Sunday School Class and other studies there as well as Diamond K Kiwanis, Lake Maloney Golf Association and the aqua-size group at the Rec Center before moving to Omaha in 2008 to be closer to her sons and their families.
She is survived by her sons Mark (Deborah) Eveans, of Olathe, KS, and Malcolm (Karen) Eveans of Lincoln; daughter-in-law Diane Eveans, of Omaha, daughter-in-law Linda Eveans of Dallas, TX; grandchildren Sarah (Andrew) Clendenen of Dallas, TX, Daniel Eveans of Omaha and Cassandra Eveans of San Francisco, CA; great-grandchildren Lucy and Andrew Clendenen; nephew Leo Stone Jr. of San Diego, CA; step-grandchildren Jenna (Robb) Lundberg of Milford, KS and Daniel (Stephani) Jamar of Olathe, KS and step-great-grandchild Roman Lundberg along with other family.
Along with her parents and husband, Everett, Marie was preceded in death by son Stephen, brothers Leo Stone and Ira Stone, sisters Doris Blixt and Muriel Crosland and niece Dori Lies.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff for the care provided Marie during the 10 years of her residency at Lakeside Village and The Lighthouse and especially to Mary Brumbaugh of Omaha for her special care and companionship of Marie.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, May 26th at 10:30a.m. at The Lighthouse Chapel, 17600 Arbor St. in Omaha. Interment: Monday, June 4th at 11am at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, NE.
Dear Mark and Malcolm and Family,
We are thinking of your mom and your family today as we read her obituary in our North Platte paper. We were her neighbors across the street for many years. She was a lovely lady. We visited often about birds and flowers and her volunteer work and her boys and families When Sarah was very young and came here for a summer visit with Grandma, she come over to play with our son, Nathan, in his little kiddie pool in the backyard Marie delighted in her grandchildren and spoke so proudly of her sons. She missed your dad terribly when he passed but continued to be active in her church our community. We wish you all well as you say goodbye to your mom and grandmother. .