She was born January 23, 1934 near Benedict, NE to John S. and Mary Frances (Graham) Doak. Evelyn was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Benedict and graduated from Benedict High School in 1951. She was united in marriage to Cordell Lewis on November 17, 1960 in Indiana.
Evelyn was a store clerk in various businesses and was a bookkeeper at Romans and Wiemers Accounting. She was a member of the Eagle’s Club in York, enjoyed country music, fishing, watching RFD TV, reading western novels, and was well known for her love of M&Ms. Her large family brought her great enjoyment.
Left to cherish her memory are her son Chuck Lewis of York; five daughters, Brenda (Greg) Saltzman of Lushton, NE, Teresa Lewis, Karen Williamson, Connie Williams, and Susan (Jeff) West all of York; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are five sisters, Joan Frohner of Omaha, NE, Helen Jinright of Sipsey, AL, Barbara Gregory of York, Margaret Rossow of Plattsmouth, NE and Kathy (Leroy) Vanicek of York; special friend Lola Norris of Crossville, TN; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother John Arthur Doak; brother Marion Doak; sister Dorothy Doak; and son-in-law Jim Williamson.
Memorials services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Metz Chapel in York. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. It was Evelyn’s wish to be cremated. Her family will greet friends at the mortuary Tuesday evening from 6:30-8 pm. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.