Evelyn Jeanette Worden
Evelyn Jeanette Worden
  • January 26, 1934 - December 28, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Worden, Evelyn Jeanette
83, of Sun Lakes, Arizona died on December 28, 2017. Evelyn was born to Franklin A. Courtney and Esther L. Courtney (the second of four children) on January 26, 1934 and was raised on farms in the Junius, New York area. She married her husband Ralph on July 11, 1953. Their life took them to places in New York, California, and Arizona. Evelyn will be remembered by her family and friends for her bright blue eyes, her beautiful smile with lovely dimples, and her positive, encouraging manner and influence. She would make family gatherings and everyday encounters special occasions. She viewed the world and her life with optimism. She volunteered her time helping people including teaching English to political refugees, teaching adults to learn to read, and working with various mission and educational projects at the churches she attended. Evelyn is survived by her 4 children: Wayne (Ginger), Mark (Carla), Wesley (Paulette), and Ellen (Dwight) Daniels; her sister, Diane (Victor) Vargas; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great granddaughter. A memorial service to celebrate Evelyn's life will be held at Desert Foothills United Methodist Church at 2156 E Liberty Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85048 on Saturday, January 20 at 2 pm. For those seeking to make memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the UMOM New Day Centers at https://umom.thankyou4caring.org/donate