|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1916|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 2008|
Evelyn Childers, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 28, at the Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel, with burial to follow at Rosemound Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 27, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.
Evelyn was born in Waco, Texas, to the late Nell Corinne Brown Woodlock and William Clate Woodlock, the second of four sisters, Mary Nell, Evelyn, Ethel and Ann. In 1936 Evelyn married Lester Gideon "Gid" Childers. Evelyn supported Gid in all of his endeavors. Evelyn was the rock of the family and was very actively involved until her health failed. She took care of everyone until it was her turn to be cared for, and she handled that with her usual grace. In addition to her extended family, Evelyn took great joy in her Sunday School class, the Willing Workers at St. John's Methodist Church and then Central United Methodist Church in Waco. That dear group of ladies shared their goodness with each other and served their members, their church and community throughout all these years, and they continue to do so today. Evelyn formed deep friendships with neighbors. For all of her years of widowhood she treasured the friendship of her next-door neighbor and friend, Mabel. Evelyn was a giver and a lady. She knew how to share fun, bear up in hard times, and give solace in the sad times. Hers was a life well-lived.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980; a great-grandson in 2006; and all her sisters.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Bill Childers and his wife, Joan, of Waco; Beth Kucera and her husband, Charles, of Fort Worth; and Ann Hurst and her husband, T.C., of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Hester Fuller; a niece, Linda Nell Draper; and numerous nieces and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 3/26/2008...S2(2)
William Clate Woodlock (1886 - 1956)
Nell Brown Woodlock (1891 - 1976)
Lester Gideon Childers (1909 - 1980)
Frances Evelyn Woodlock Childers (1916 - 2008)
Ann Woodlock (1924 - 1941)*
Plot: P 65
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Mar 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25540266
Added by: Anonymous
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