Evelyn Beryl Roberts was born on June 28, 1923, in Letcher, Kentucky. When her mother remarried, she was joined by five siblings: Joann, Jerry, Happy, June, and Tommy. Family was very important to Evelyn.
Evelyn moved in with her Aunt where she graduated from LaPorte High School in Texas. She went on to earn her degree as a beautician at Houston Beautician College. Evelyn believed in a woman taking care of herself, dressing nicely, and often advised women to "powder your nose."
Evelyn met a young man in the service named Kirtley Dollens. The couple was married in 1945. They proudly welcomed their only son Kirt Jr. into the world. Years later, Evelynwas pleased to become grandma to Kirt Jr. and Patty's children: Brandey and Shawn. Devoted to the Methodist Church, she shared a spirit of generosity through her beliefs in God and volunteered for 20 years at the SunHealth Boswell Memorial Hospital.
Evelyn died in Burbank on March 9, 2008.
Memorial donations are welcome in Evelyn's name to www.AmericanHeart.org.
"Evelyn was a gracious woman and a dedicated mother. She was a good friend of my mother, Charlotte Scheid, and our neighbor.” -- Judith Scheid, May 11, 2017.