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Evelyn Carr

September 22, 1923 — January 31, 2020

Evelyn Jane Meine Carr "Jackie" Evelyn was born September 22, 1923 to Henry Mueller Meine and Frances Marie Boetticher. She was the oldest of four children, brothers Hank, Bob, and Jack who all preceded her in death. Evelyn passed at her home in Medford, Oregon January 31, 2020. Evelyn was raised on the family ranch 10 miles north of Dillon. She attended grade school at the Nelson School, a one room school house, the same school her father attended. She graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1941 and attended Butte Business College. She went to work at Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle during World War II. Evelyn was also nicknamed "Jackie" in high school, while dating her future husband Johnnie Carr. On June 15, 1943 they were married at the Catholic Church in Seattle, Washington. Johnnie joined the Marine Corp and while attending officer training at Quantico, Jackie moved to Arlington, Virginia. She worked at the Pentagon in the War Department as a secretary. "She was an exceptional typist." When Johnnie was transferred to Camp Pendleton, Jackie moved to Oceanside, Calif. Their first daughter, Janet Irene was born March 20, 1945 in Oceanside. When Johnnie was sent overseas Jackie and Janet returned to Dillon, MT until the war ended then Johnnie, Jackie, and Janet returned to Seattle where he worked for Boeing. When Johnnie's father became ill they returned to Dillon to help run and later take over City Fuel Company. Johnnie and Jackie built a new home and lived in Dillon for the next 20 years. They had two more daughters, Joan Marilyn in 1949 and Jennifer Marlene 1958. In 1950 Johnnie moved a couple old buildings from Ermont Mine to a piece of property he had purchased near Elkhorn Hotsprings. They remodeled and added on to them to make a nice summer home. When natural gas came to Dillon, the family decided to get out of the fuel business. Jackie and Johnnie purchased the Knight's Inn Motel in Medford, Oregon and moved in January 1967 along with Joan and Jennifer. Jackie was the secretary for the Motel. Daughter Janet married John Connole in 1966 in Dillon and moved into their home in Dillon. Johnnie and Jackie and girls returned to Elkhorn yearly to spend time at their cabin in the summer. John and Jackie also bought another motel in Kingman, Arizona, but had someone run it until they decided to retire from the motel business. After selling both motels they were able to travel and see some beautiful country around the world like Rome, Japan, Hawaii and Alaska. They enjoyed 68 wonderful years of marriage before his death on September 26, 2011. Jackie had a great love for music. She was a fantastic piano player and played nearly every day. She even entertained her youngest great grandson, Tyler age 6. She would always play for anyone who stopped in to visit her. She could never walk by a piano wherever she would go, she would have to sit down and play. She and Johnnie belonged to a dance club in Montana and Oregon. They danced to some really great "Live" bands like "Glenn Miller" at Columbia Gardens in Butte, MT. For her 96 birthday September 22, 2019 Joan was able to get tickets and sit in the third row by the stage of The Mother Lode Theatre in Butte and watch the Glenn Miller Orchestra play. "Best Birthday Ever", Mom said. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, husband John and oldest daughter Janet Connole. Evelyn is survived by daughters Joan (John) Jackson, Jennifer (Bob) Johnson, 8 grandkids Steve, Russ (Tanya), Kelly Connole, Jaime (Jason) Rorabaugh, Jackie (Brian) Lyndes, Jeff and Shawna Jackson, and Brent Johnson. There are 26 great grandchildren Michean, Eyvanna, John, Madison, Holt, Gage, Justyce, Jace, Jena, Josh, Jaiden & Jordan, Tyler, Calvin, Gabe & Lewis, Will, Ben, Zach, Hunter, Rosa, Kirsten, Erik, Tyler, Gabe, and Dominique. Evelyn was a fancy Lady and always dressed up in matching colors, jewelry, earrings, necklace, and rings on several fingers. She had to have her hair done every week rain, snow, or shine. Evelyn would say "Makes Me Feel Like a New Woman" A Funeral Mass is scheduled Friday, February 14, 2020 at 3 PM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. A rosary will be said at Brundage Funeral Home at 2:00 before the Mass. Donations can be made to Parkinson's Dementia Foundation, Alzheimer's Foundation, CurePSP, Inc., Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
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