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Evelyn Lea Phillips Baysinger
Birth: Sep. 18, 1931
Death: Jul. 22, 2009


Evelyn Lea Baysinger
September 18, 1931 - July 22, 2009

Evelyn Lea Baysinger, 77, of Grand Junction, Colorado, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 22, 2009, following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Evelyn was born September 18, 1931, in Moody, Texas, to David and Winnie Eakin. She married Bert Phillips in 1948 in Terrell, Texas. They raised their family in the Denver area where Evelyn was employed at the Worthington Corporation and Mr. Phillips was a draftsman. He passed away February 24, 1967. As a young widow, Evelyn lived in Silverthorne, Colorado; Sacramento, California; Agana, Guam, then moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 1976, where she spent the rest of her life. She married Jack Baysinger, May 14, 1977. Evelyn worked at St. Mary's Hospital, the Bendix Corporation and the JC Penny store. Jack is a retired employee of the Mesa County Road Department. Evelyn loved the Lord and her church family at Monument Baptist. She was an avid golfer, an accomplished oil painter, a poet, and a tough chicken foot opponent. In her younger years, she was an enthusiastic fast pitch softball player and bowler. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were entertained by her lively story telling, funny songs, and willingness to play board games. Evelyn and her husband, Jack enjoyed many vacations, golfing in all 50 states. Every summer they loved to visit family in Alaska, often staying weeks at a time. Evelyn is survived by her husband, Jack; three sons, Keith (Judy) Phillips, Kenai, Alaska; Larry Phillips (Kathy Motes), Golden, Colorado; Gary (Cheryl) Phillips, Delta, Colorado; stepson, Gary Pat (Jeane) Baysinger, Grand Junction, Colorado; stepdaughter, Judy (Keith) Phillips, Kenai, Alaska; grandchildren, Michelle "Micki" Phillips, Kailua, Hawaii; Maggie and Sam Phillips, Golden, Colorado; Becky Birr, Rifle, Colorado; Brooke Jeschke; Mike Baysinger; Stacy Wilkins; Blake McClellen; Kristi Schallmo, Grand Junction, Colorado; Andrea McClellan, Anchorage, Alaska; great grandchildren, Savanna Birr; Hunter and Chayse Jeschke; Kara and Alexis Baysinger; Trey and Teagan Wilkins; Tyler and Megan McClellan; and Haley Schallmo; brother, Bobby Eakin, Moody, Texas, and sisters, Mabel Jennings, Appleton, Wisconsin; Francis Cureton, Lorena, Texas, and Faron Hindman, Anchorage, Alaska. Evelyn was preceded in death by an older brother, C.D. Eakin, and a younger sister, LaNell Witt. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, good friends, golfing buddies, the Bendix "girls", and caring neighbors, Glen and Shirley Ewing. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday July 27, 2009 at Monument Baptist Church, 486 23 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado. Pastor Ray Shirley officiating. Arrangements by Martin Mortuary. No visitation or grave side services. The family is thankful for the kindness shown by the members of Monument Baptist Church, neighbors, friends, staff of St. Mary's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center and the caregivers at the Hospice Center of Western Colorado. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice Center of Western Colorado.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on July 26, 2009
 
 
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 Parents:
  David William Eakin (1897 - 1952)
  Winnie Lea Halpain Eakin (1902 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Jack Lawrence Baysinger (1923 - 2011)
 
 Siblings:
  CD Eakin (1923 - 2003)**
  Evelyn Lea Phillips Baysinger (1931 - 2009)
  Frances Helen Eakin Cureton (1932 - 2010)*
  Lanell Eakin Witt (1941 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Memorial Gardens
Grand Junction
Mesa County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Lady in Red
Record added: Sep 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97211373
Evelyn Lea <i>Phillips</i> Baysinger
Added by: David Phillips
 
Evelyn Lea <i>Phillips</i> Baysinger
Added by: David Phillips
 
Evelyn Lea <i>Phillips</i> Baysinger
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- David K. Phillips
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