Powell, Evelyn

Evelyn Powell
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Mrs. Evelyn Powell, 88, of Portales, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1916, near Causey, to Myrtle and William E. “Rab” Finley.

She grew up in the Red Lake community. She attended grade school at Pleasant Valley and then went to high school in Elida. She married Joe Luis Powell on Dec. 24, 1935, in Clovis. They made their home on the Powell ranch near Elida. She moved to Portales in 2002.

Family members said she loved animals and was particularly partial to horses, enjoyed horseback riding and was an excellent cook and homemaker. She was a member of the Elida Baptist Church and the Elida chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served as a Pink Lady in the Roosevelt General Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Valton Finley; and by her husband.

Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Hendershot of Portales and Peggy Jo George Sommer of Pie Town; four grandchildren, Sam and Joe West, and Cyndy and Scott Hendershot; nine great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Letha Derlet of Los Angeles and Odessa Schell of Medford, Ore.
The Rev. Herb Gage will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Elida Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Sam, Joe, Jimmy, Brent,Thomas, and Cody West, and Scott Hendershot.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.