Thank you all for honoring my mother in this way.
I would like to ask everyone who knew my mother to remember her for all that she was. She was a loving woman, an intelligent woman, a caring woman.
She was strong.
She was a woman who made a difference everyday of her life.
Her life was meaningful and her life was remarkable.
I ask you all to remember something she did that made a difference to you -- and feel grateful for all that we had with her. She would not want us to feel very sad. My mother is best known for her beautiful smile that she wore so often. Please honor her memory by smiling that Evelyn smile and finding joy in everyday of your life.