REEDVILLE—Evelyn Boucher, née Lyons, 93, of Reedville passed away suddenly on May 16, 2021.
Born in Denver, Colo., on April 17, 1928, Evelyn was the third child in a family of seven to Thomas and Pearl Lyons. She met the love of her life, Bertrand Boucher, at a U.S.O. dance and they married in 1946. Over the course of their 41-year marriage, Evelyn and Bert had three children—Sheryl, Karen and Tammy—and lived in several states before settling in New Jersey.
Evelyn graduated from William Paterson University in 1971 with a degree in consumer sciences. She taught home economics for many years and was respected and loved by her students.
Evelyn loved to travel with her family and made many trips across America as well as Europe. Her love for life and adventure enabled her to make friends wherever she went. In addition to traveling, Evelyn enjoyed crocheting, square dancing, reading, sewing and cooking. Her dinner parties at her home in Little Falls, N.J., were legendary.
With Bert’s passing, Evelyn relocated to Reedville and quickly became active in the Woman’s Club of Northumberland County, the Red Hat Society and Afton United Methodist Church. She volunteered as a reading partner at the local school and crocheted numerous blankets for Operation Smile.
Evelyn was predeceased by her loving husband, Bert; her daughter, Karen; and grandchildren, Christina and David Ranfone.
Evelyn is survived by her two daughters, Sheryl Triggs (Patrick) and Tammy DeCesare (Donald); seven grandchildren, Juli Trevino (Joel), Teresa McGowan (Derrick), Katie Fiore, Cindy Cowan (Brady), Michael Triggs, Trent DeCesare and Alexandra DeCesare, 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Afton UMC. Repast to follow.
Donations can be made in Evelyn’s name to Operation Smile.org; Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453