Evelyn Floy Suggs was born in Wenatchee Washington on Aug. 23, 1921 and peacefully passed away on Feb. 28, 2012.
Evelyn left behind Reba and John MacLeod (her daughter and son in-law) on Orcas Island, plus two other children, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren in other parts of the country.
Evelyn was a World War II widow whose first husband, Nick, was killed in action in the Philippines. Her second husband, and Reba’s father, Charlie, was a paratrooper in World War II who parachuted behind enemy lines prior to D-Day. Evelyn was definitely a member of The Greatest Generation!
The picture on the right was taken last summer on the patio of Evelyn’s Sunset Avenue home on Orcas Island. Her beloved Muffy was (as always) right next to her.
Evelyn, who was an accountant for Boeing Aerospace in New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas, excelled in bowling and golf and especially loved golf. She routinely beat the men in her work bowling league and in golf. Most golfers never have a hole in one – Evelyn had three! When Evelyn and Reba played Pebble Beach, a lifelong dream, Evelyn played from the men’s tees and had a par on the world famous 18th hole, with a large number of people watching.
Evelyn Suggs will join her husband, Charlie, in the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, located on Point Loma in San Diego, Calif., after a small graveside service for a few family members and friends. Evelyn will be sorely missed by all who knew her.