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2010-08-19 / Obituaries

Evelyn Beckendorf

February 18, 1919 - August 12, 2010

Mrs. Beckendorf passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Oakland Manor Nursing Center in Giddings.

Ruby Evelyn Young Beckendorf was born on February 18, 1919 in Fort Bend County, Texas to Lawrence Lee and Bertha (Surface) Young. She was united in marriage to Robert Beckendorf on June 5, 1940. Evelyn was a farmer and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Ruby Nelson and husband, Ray of Beaumont; grandson, Lee Murray and wife, Rosa of Katy; granddaughter, Patty Ernst and husband, Bob of Spokane, WA; great grandchildren, Alan Wolbrecht and Paula Lax; two brothers, Lloyd Young and George Young both of East Benard; two sisters, Wynonna Jetelina of Santa Fe, TX and Maxine Husband of Bakersfield, CA and a sister-in-law, Kathryn Mayfield of Houston, Texas.

Funeral services for Evelyn Beckendorf, 91 of Giddings, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Pastor Ruby Nelson officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 4445 Pershing, Beaumont, Texas.

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