Evelyn Mae Butcher, Fargo, ND, 97, died on January 27, 2020 at Eventide, Fargo, ND.
Evelyn Mae Butcher was born at Litchville, North Dakota to Hans and Signe Justesen on July 7, 1922. Evelyn was the 7th child. She had four brothers and three sisters – Carroll, Helen, James, Raymond, Esther, Walter and Minnie. Evelyn attended Litchville Public School and Valley City Teachers College. After which she taught in a rural school east of Litchville and in Litchville Public School. Evelyn taught grades 4, 5 and 6 and 1 year at Dawson, ND. Her last 7 years of teaching were at Hope, ND. She was deputy Clerk of Court in Valley City for several years before marrying Eric Butcher in 1962. They made their home in Fargo where they resided until death. Evelyn worked at Northern School Supply and at NDSU until retiring in 1985.
Eric and Evelyn enjoyed the outdoors and the wonders of God’s creation. They had a cottage on Tamarac Lake for 38 years. They travelled to England 20 times to visit Eric’s relatives and also visited Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, France and Jamaica, and all of the U.K.
Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband Eric who passed away in 2017.
Evelyn is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many friends and acquaintances. Both Evelyn and Eric mentored students that came here from all over the United States.
Her first concern in life was her personal relationship with God and to be conscious of God’s direction in her life. Eric and Evelyn were privileged to have a Sunday morning church meeting in their home for nearly 50 years and she was always aware that God needed to be the guiding influence of her life.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, ND. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, ND.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, ND. To visit our online guestbook please go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.