Evelyn Shriver Obituary

Evelyn Marie Shriver
Evelyn Marie Shriver
Evelyn Marie Shriver

December 15, 1913 - February 11, 2009
Born in Hastings, Nebraska
Resided in Cheyenne, WY
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Evelyn Marie Shriver, 95, passed away at Cheyenne Health Care Center on February 11, 2009.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Westminster Presbyterian Church Chapel, visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery. Evelyn Marie Mahoney was born in Hastings, Nebraska on December 15, 1913 to Cora (Carriker) Mahoney and Dorr Mahoney.

Evelyn met her college sweetheart, Emory Lloyd Shriver, at Hastings College when she was just 16 years old. She received her B.A. in piano music and went on to teach school in Juniata and Hastings, Nebraska while Lloyd went to the University of Nebraska. They married in 1938.

After WWII they settled in Des Moines, where Lloyd taught high school business classes. Evelyn and Lloyd realized their dream of building and owning a "Beaverdale brick" home. In 1947 they welcomed a son, Robert Lloyd Shriver, and in 1950 a daughter Jean Marie Shriver. Evelyn was fond of saying, "I'm a Midwestern housewife and proud of it." As a stay-at-home mother, Evelyn spent her time sewing clothes for herself and her children and caring for the family home. During the summer Evelyn would can the many fruits and vegetables from the family garden.

Evelyn was active in PEO, Tech Wives social club, AAUW and PTA organizations. She and Lloyd belonged to a bridge club which she appreciated for the fact that the group "enjoyed visiting more than playing bridge."

Evelyn was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church for 69 years. She played the piano for choir practice and was a member of a sewing group. Evelyn taught quilting classes throughout the Des Moines area. She was so proud when she earned enough money to buy a new sewing machine.

In 1994 Evelyn and her husband moved to Calvin Community, where Evelyn volunteered as a reader and pianist. When Lloyd died Evelyn busied herself with knitting for underprivileged children. Evelyn was honored with a television news spot for her knitting project prior to her move to Cheyenne, Wyoming in 2006 to be close to family.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Cora and Dorr Mahoney, brother, Richard Dorr Mahoney, her husband of 59 years, Emory Lloyd Shriver, and son, Robert Shriver. She is survived by daughter Jean Marie Montey and husband Wayne of Cheyenne, granddaughter, Serenda Jean Estes, great-grandson Robert Maynard Walters of Des Moines, two sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

Evelyn's long life is a testimony to her quiet faith. Her family will miss her example of a life well lived. Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Calvin Community, or to the Cheyenne Botanic Center, which brought Evelyn a great deal of pleasure in her last years.





Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
10:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, February 18, 2009