Evelyn Marie Cartledge
Evelyn Marie Cartledge
  • June 2, 1925 - February 18, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Evelyn was born in 1925 in St Petersburg, FL to parents HAROLD AND RENA SALSBURY. She was blessed with 91 wonderful years in this life and is now residing in her Heavenly Home.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years WILLIAM “BILL” CARTLEDGE, her parents, two brothers ROBERT and RICHARD SALSBURY, and sister-in law ANN SALSBURY.

She is survived by two sons LOUIS (PAM) CARTLEDGE; DAVID CARTLEDGE; One Grand-son STEVEN, Two Great-Grandchildren; Two Brothers DONALD (MIRIAM) SALSBURY, GERALD (JEAN) SALSBURY, and one sister SHIRLEY (RON) SWISSHELM; and many loving nieces, nephews and their families.

She graduated from St Petersburg High School in 1943 and was proud to be a GREEN DEVIL Alumni member.

She graduated from Mound Park Hospital and became a registered nurse in July, 1946. She relocated in that same year and received her license as a Registered Nurse in the state or Texas while attending Mary Hardin Baylor College, in November, 1946.

On November 6, 1948 she married the love of her life WILLIAM “BILL” CARTLEDGE and enjoyed 64 wonderful years together. Together, they both graduated from St. Petersburg Bible Institute in 1950.

She faithfully attended BEL-MAR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH and was a very active participant in Sunday-School and activities with the BUSY B’S group, and always enjoyed meeting with her fellow Christians.

Throughout her years she was active with the AMERICAN RED CROSS, Silver Sneakers at the YMCA, El-Bethel Migrant Ministry, and the Church Women United Clothes Closet donating items to the poor and needy in downtown Tampa.

She was active in the Mound Park Hospital Nurses Alumni Association and loved attending the annual meetings with her sister-in-law Anne Salsbury and her niece Debbie. She retired from nursing in 1989 but never lost her love and compassion and always upheld the NIGHTINGALE PLEDGE for Nurses.

She is a designated member of the Special Honor Roll of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps and is listed at the Women In Military Service for America Memorial monument located in Washington, D.C.

She will be fondly remembered for sending out greeting and special occasion cards to her family, friends and acquaintances that usually had a “HUG COUPON” tucked inside the cards.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for the care provided to her by her Primary Care Physician Albert Tawil, M.D. and the many medical personnel who attended to her during her illness.

We would also like to thank all those who have supported the family through prayers, cards, phone calls and expressions of love for her wonderful life. She was Blessed by the God whom she profoundly loved and would ask for Blessings upon everyone who was touched by her loving life.

PHILIPPIANS 3:13– 14 “But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”