Obituary: Evelyn LaRue 1926-2017
Evelyn LaRue passed into the arms of her Heavenly father on May 7th. She was in the care of the wonderful people at Valley Care Center in Cottonwood. Evelyn was born October 7, 1926 in Phoenix, Az. to James and Alice Huff. She is one of 9 children. James, Mary, George, Elbert, Bernetta, Louise, Jean and Charlie. She was widowed twice. Her first husband Leo Hendrickson died in 1967. Then J Paul LaRue in 1985. Evelyn is a lifetime resident of Arizona. She spent many years working with her husband Leo in Rough Rock at the Trading Post. From there they moved to Page AZ and worked to help establish the Wahweap Marina at beautiful Lake Powell. Evelyn made her home in Cottonwood, but had lived in many places in Arizona, including White Mt. Lake, Taylor, Sierra Vista, Marana and Tucson. Evelyn was affectionately known by her family and friends as “ Beevie”. She never had children but is certainly loved by her many nieces and nephews, brother and sister. Evelyn is survived by one brother, Charles Huff of Phoenix, AZ and one sister, Louise Barnett in Cottonwood, Az. and Nieces; Maxine Verplank, Phoenix, AZ; Martha Loskota, Wenatchee, WA; Marilyn Stoneberger (Charles), Cottonwood, AZ; Brenda Fahrmeyer (Kermit), Marana, AZ; Roberta Sprouse (Jim),Great Mills, Md. Nephews; Marvin Barnett (Debby), Bullhead City, AZ; Jim Liles ( Janie), Congress, AZ; Joe Liles (Sally B), Payson, AZ; Steve Barney (Carmen) Marana, AZ; Robert Barney (Carol), Marana, AZ; Melvin Davis (Angela), Vail, AZ; and Elbert Huff of Surprise, Az. Not to mention the many, many continuing generations of great nieces and nephews. Throughout “Beevie’s” life she was a true servant to her faith as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a seamstress, homemaker, baker and could grow anything. Her carrot cake was loved by all the family and she shared her crafts with everyone. She was very proud when she returned to school and got her certificate as an LPN. She especially loved her animals and “Faith”, her little white Pomeranian, was the last one to share her life with “Beevie”. Services will be held in Tucson, AZ at the Red Rock Ward, 13450 N. Lon Adams in Marana, AZ. at 10 AM on Tuesday the 16th of May. She will be laid to her eternal rest at Binghampton Cemetery, beside her beloved husband Paul, shortly thereafter.
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