Dorothy Evenson Obituary

Dorothy E. Evenson
Dorothy E. Evenson
Dorothy E. Evenson

February 8, 1921 - July 23, 2006
Born in Clayworks, IA
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Dorothy Eileen Evenson, 85, passed from this life on Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church in Des Moines. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Dorothy was born on February 8, 1921 in Clayworks, Iowa to Vernon Archibald and Catherine McIntyre Johnston. She was a high school graduate and attended Tobin Business College in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Dorothy married Sam C. Evenson and they made their home in Des Moines. She was formerly employed with Ford Motor Company for 30 years, as an executive secretary until her retirement in 1976. Dorothy was a member of St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church and the Bishop Drumm Guild.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary Carter of Des Moines and Janet Feitz of Overland Park, KS; one brother, Larry Johnston of Littleton, CO; one sister-in-law, Corinne Johnston of Ft. Dodge, IA; and 23 nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gordon Johnston; one sister, Pauline Meyer; and her husband, Sam in May of 2005.

Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Vigil Service will begin at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either Mercy Hospice of Johnston or the Bishop Drumm Guild.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131