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 Evelyn Loretta <I>Ward</I> McAlister

Evelyn Loretta Ward McAlister

Birth
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Death 11 Apr 2016 (aged 64)
Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 161005688 · View Source
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Evelyn Loretta (Ward) McAlister, age 64, of Rogers, died Monday, April 11, 2016 in Springdale. She died from extensive health complications following a stroke.

She was born July 23, 1951, in Forth Smith, Arkansas, the daughter of William G. and Evelyn Virginia (Harmon) Ward, Jr.

She married the love of her life, Tom Stephen McAlister, December 23, 1977 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

She obtained hr Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, and her non-traditional teaching license for the state of Arkansas. She was a well loved history teacher at Rogers High School. She home schooled her own children for many years.

She was an avid reader of historical non-fiction, and was an award winning seamstress. She was a Girl Scout leader, and a member of Trinity Grace church. She went on several mission trips to Mexico and Honduras, helping build houses for those in need of shelter. She was passionate about her research in history and genealogy, extensively charting both her and her husband's family ancestry all the way back to the 17th century.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and youngest sister, Kathryn Elizabeth Ward.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Virginia Ellen McAlister, and Elizabeth Susan McAlister.


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  • Created by: J Tack
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161005688
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Evelyn Loretta Ward McAlister (23 Jul 1951–11 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161005688, citing Rogers Cemetery, Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by J Tack (contributor 48510818) .