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 Evva Lee Lenz

Evva Lee Lenz

Birth
Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho, USA
Death 9 Aug 2011 (aged 95)
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Ashton, Fremont County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 100040052 · View Source
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Evva Ellen Lee Preece Lenz Chamberlain passed away peacefully from natural causes on Aug. 9, 2011, in American Fork, Utah.
She was born Jan. 13, 1916, in Rexburg, the third child of seven, to Earl John Lee and Emma Lavina Jensen Lee. Her childhood was spent in Hibbard, where she attended Hibbard Elementary School. During the summers, the family lived at her father's dry farm, in Clementsville. She graduated from Madison High School in May of 1933.
She married Parry Bair Preece in the Salt Lake Temple. Two children, Jay and Evelyn, were born to them. They were later divorced.
She married Carl Paul Lenz in Jackson, Wyo., on June 30, 1940. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. Carl's two daughters, Mary An and Nadeene, were very dear to her. She raised them and mothered them as her own. Two more daughters were born to this union, Karleen and Anna Louise. The family lived on the farm in Squirrel for many years, and later moved to Ashton.
Evva was a happy person. She found joy and contentment in her home with her husband and children, loving and guiding them and supporting her husband in his farming and cattle operations and in his church callings.
She was member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life, and a member of the Ashton 1st Ward for 63 years. She served willingly and faithfully in many capacities, including Young Women and ward and stake Relief Society.
Evva has been a positive force in the lives of her children. By example, she taught the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who knew her. Her home was her castle, where many stayed for long and short periods of time. It was a joy for her to entertain and cook for them and her family.
Carl died after 37 and a half years of marriage, on Nov. 20, 1977. After this, the full responsibilities of the farm fell upon Evva's shoulders. She took them seriously. It was a challenge for the next 27 years.
Evva was active in the Sariah Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She wrote family histories and searched genealogy. Her carefully written journals and vignettes are her legacy. She was a volunteer "pink lady" at Madison Memorial Hospital for three years. She was a volunteer at the Hess Heritage Museum in Ashton for many years. Evva served two missions for the church, one in the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission with her husband, Carl, and one after she was widowed, in the Missouri St. Louis Mission.
In June 1987, Evva married Thomas Robert Chamberlain. He was her companion and helpmate for eight years. They enjoyed traveling until his health failed and he died May 30, 1995.
Evva was preceded in death by two husbands, her parents, three sisters, three brothers, one daughter, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, and one grandchild. She is survived by five of her six children, Jay (Carole) Lenz, Nadeene Anderson, Evelyn (Bennie) Garcia, Karleen (John) Phillips and Anna Louise (Michael) Hetzel. She has 32 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Evva spent the last two years of her life in American Fork. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


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  • Created by: Anna Hetzel
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100040052
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Evva Lee Lenz (13 Jan 1916–9 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100040052, citing Pineview Cemetery, Ashton, Fremont County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Anna Hetzel (contributor 47378277) .