Evelyn Butcher

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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.

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  1. There could not have been a more kind and caring pair than Eric and Evellyn.They took such good care of us “college kids” who went to meeting at their home. They were a rock solid foundation built on the cornerstone of truth who inspired the young folks who they nurtured over more than 60 years. So glad to see release at last from her final human constraints.

  2. Helpmates together, Evelyn and Eric! True examples of faith, love, charity! A big void as we think of both of them gone now. Thankful for their lives! In Appreciation, Richard and Clarice Kadry

  3. I remember Evelyn and Eric fondly from my earliest childhood. And they were always so good to stop and visit with my folks when it was no longer easy for Mom and Dad to get out much.

  4. Evelyn was so loving and a beautiful example to us. A true mother in Israel and especially helpful during those college years. She and Eric will always be remembered with so much love.

  5. Over 42 years ago when I met my now-wife Arlene at NDSU, our first date off-campus was to visit her “friends” by walking over to Eric and Evelyn’s house and visiting them. What a kind and welcoming couple who helped us get established in Truth! Thirty years later they would be welcoming our sons when they attended NDSU. We miss them both, but are thankful that they have left such an example of being an encouragement and pillar to others.

  6. I consider Eric & Evelyn to be my parents in the truth. I professed in their home in 1972 while attending NDSU. They were always kind, loving and accepting as I took time getting my feet on the ground. They will never, ever be forgotten. I hope I will know them in heaven too.

  7. So sorry to see that Evelyn passed away! She was such a lovely person and friend
    when we worked together at Northern School Supply. I see that she did so many
    wonderful things in her life. Will miss seeing her when us Northerners get together. Carol

  8. All of the college students seem to echo my thoughts of Evelyn and Eric. After newly arriving to Fargo, they immediately took me in, a babe in the truth. They helped establish the foundation in my life and I will never ever forget the encouragement they gave me. We kept in touch over the years. In 2017 I went to see her, and her face light up when she saw me. Someone from a long time ago! So glad her earthly body is in a wonderfully new place.

  9. Eric & Evelyn were pillars to all of us who ever lived in Fargo! So thankful for there faithfulness.
    Enjoyed special visits when we would sleep in same convention dorm as Evelyn.

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