Evelyn Marie Beers
April 18, 1924 – January 26, 2015
Evelyn Marie Beers, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 26, 2015.
Evelyn was born in Annapolis, MD on April 18, 1924, and was a daughter of the late Joseph Henry Atwell and Mary Virginia Young Atwell. After spending her childhood in Annapolis where she loved being near the water, she met the love of her life, Manley Homer Beers, whom she married in 1946. The couple later relocated to Newark, DE where they met their lifelong friends the McLaughlin’s, who quickly became her second family. In her earlier years, Evelyn worked as a retail sales associate and for the Christina School District.
Charismatic and outgoing, she was the life of every family gathering and adored spending time with her loved ones, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Evelyn was always impeccably dressed and fashionable. She enjoyed music from the Big Band era, loved swing dancing, roller skating and eating hard shell crabs. A devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, Evelyn will be missed by her family and many friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Manley, 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Harrison (Jan); son, Robert Beers; 3 grandchildren, Joshua S. Harrison (Jennifer), Robert N. Beers and Brooke M. Beers; and 2 great grandsons, Connor John and Chance Rylan Harrison. Eveyln is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Thursday afternoon, February 5, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or by visiting www.woundedwarriorproject.org.