Funeral services for Evelyn M. Breedlove of Brownwood will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Bob Powell and the Rev. Sterling Lentz officiating.
Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park with the inclusion of an Eastern Star Service conducted by the Santa Anna Chapter under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church.
She passed away Thursday evening at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Evelyn’s parents were Roger and Ella (Dossey) Boler, and when asked, she would say she was born on Groundhog’s Day in Blanket. Living most of her life in Brownwood, she worked at Camp Bowie with Southwestern State Telephone and was district clerk in Brown County from 1964 to 1982. She had a longtime affiliation with the Easter Star and was a member of First Christian Church.
Evelyn was first married to Worth Myrick until his death in 1964. She and District Judge William O. Breedlove were married from 1982 until his death in 1994. Her “running buddy” in recent years was Paul Snow, who predeceased her on June 7 of this year. She enjoyed her companion and supporter with the Breedlove family for over 35 years, Nokie Randle.
Her stepson was Bill Breedlove, but she always claimed that she married the judge for his grandchildren Rusty, Shawn and Kim Hoffman. She now leaves five great-grandchildren as well. The youngest, Jake, 7, could not say “Evelyn,” so he called her “Eleven.” (We all knew she was more than a “10”.)
She is also survived by a very favorite aunt, Nina Tidwell of Georgetown; cousins Earline Flanagan and Carol Wallace; and eight members of the Boler family, nephews Mack, Boyd, Bob, Don, Dickey, Ray and Billy Jan, and nieces Larita Edwards and Mary Frances Dearmore.
While Evelyn loved a few flowers, she would especially appreciate memorials in her name to the First Christian Church, Brownwood or the Shriners Hospital for Children — Galveston.