Evelyn S. Gillespie, “Evie,” died at home of natural causes on Nov. 28, 2018 in Twain Harte. Born Feb. 19, 1933, in Gilchrist Township, Minnesota, Evelyn worked many years as an educator.
Evelyn and her surviving husband of 26 years, Clarence Gillespie, enjoyed their blended family of four children and four stepchildren: Kurt Bassett (deceased), Rick (Donna) Bassett, Douglas (Barbi) Bassett, Lori (Chris) Ketels, Suzanne Gillespie Ash, Gina (Clay) Fox, David (Susan) Gillespie, Paul Gillespie; 25 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Evelyn has two surviving sisters, Judy (Jerry) Manker and Beverly (Dennis) Passons.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her mother, Selma Hansen (1995); step-grandson, Jordan Gillespie (2000); son, Kurt Bassett (2015); and brother, Robert Hanson (2007).
Evelyn lived a rich life devoted to her family. Her love for her family and friends was expressed in delightful hospitality. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and planning family celebrations. Evelyn had a love for learning, reading and traveling, especially with Clarence, her devoted husband. She was a committed Christian and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
All are welcome to a memorial service on at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Twain Harte Bible Church, 18995 Twain Harte Drive in Twain Harte.