Evelyn was an exceptional woman. I studied reupholstery with her for a year recently and loved being in her class. I was amazed at her skill and knowledge. But it was her energy and her ENTHUSIASM, her love for life that moved me most. She never wanted to stop learning and teaching, and as a teacher myself, that is very inspirational. We all love her so much, and I know she has touched thousands of lives.


Thank you Evelyn.

Teachers open the door, but you have to enter by yourself

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Evelyn, you were always an inspiration and will be missed!

My condolences to Evelyn's family and friends on her passing. I have fond memories of working and enjoying Evelyn's positive attitude as well as her patient assistance in her upholstery and lampshade decorating classes. It seems she was tireless. She has reached many people in a positive manner that will live on.

Our world has lost a marvelous soul, a wonderful woman, inspiring artist, environmental hero and an all around great gal. I'll miss her more than I can express. She not only offered her knowledge to all but created community in her classroom.

   Evelyn Bouma

1924 - 2013

We remember a cheerful, upbeat lady who always had projects underway.

We will always remember her that way.