|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1930|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 2008|
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Mary Evelyn Stockman was born on Sand Mountain in northeast Alabama to Frank Seward Holden and Nora Kylie Kennedy.
She was the mother of 5 and has 2 sisters. She is preceeded in death by her husband - Lewis Odell Stockman, a son - Roy Lee Stockman, and a daughter - Carol Diane Stockman. On June 2, 2009, we lost another of mom's children, my brother Charles Thomas Blevins.
I am the youngest of her 5 children. My mother was the strongest woman I ever knew. My father was killed in a car accident in 1969 and she raised me and my sister, who was special needs, by herself. She taught me to be strong and independent. The lessons she taught me weren't always overt, many of her lessons were learned simply by watching her and the way she lived her life.
For the last 6 years of her life, she lived in the country next door to my husband and me. She lived much as she did in her youth. She crocheted, quilted, canned fruits/vegetables, and could grow anything. She could make anything with her hands. She loved the golf cart my brother brought for her! She would tootle around our property and look at trees, plants, and loved the wildlife! One year a skunk had babies close by and she would hop on her golf cart to follow her "babies"...her babies were 3 baby SKUNKS that were almost all white. We used to get a kick out of her following those skunks around. I can't tell you how many phone calls I got telling me that turkeys, deer, fox, or skunks were wandering around. I know she was truly happy here!
Her passing was very sudden and unexpected. Even though I am in such pain from the loss, I find comfort in knowing that she had all her faculties and seemed to be at peace when she passed. She was much more than just my mother, she was my best friend and I shall love and miss her forever.
Thank you to Jim Seidelman for the beautiful composite of mom's photographs! It was a lovely surprise during a difficult time.
Frank Seward Holden (1903 - 1983)
Nora Kylie Kennedy Holden (1902 - 1984)
Lewis Odell Stockman (1909 - 1969)
Charles Thomas Blevins (1948 - 2009)*
Carol Diane Stockman (1953 - 1987)*
Roy Lee Stockman (1961 - 1965)*
Frances Hazel Holden Witcher (1927 - 2010)*
Mary Evelyn Holden Stockman (1930 - 2008)
Winter Garden Cemetery
Created by: Jeanie
Record added: Sep 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29670113