Date Posted: 2008-06-03
Maiden Name: Hunt

Evelyn Bourne, 89, of North Platte, formerly of Lexington, died June 3, 2008, at Premier Estates in North Platte.  

Evelyn was born May 11, 1919, at Herford, Colo., to Louis James and Carrie Pearl Stevens Hunt. She grew up in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School in 1936. She then went on to Kearney State Teachers College and received a two-year teaching certificate. At a teacher's convention in North Platte, Evelyn met Nile Bourne. They were married on June 14, 1939, at her parents' home south of Lexington.

Evelyn and Nile taught school in several communities in Nebraska before settling in Lexington where she taught rural school. On Dec. 30, 1991, Nile died and in 1992, Evelyn moved to LaVeta, Colo., to be near her daughter, Karen. With no Presbyterian Church in LaVeta, Evelyn joined the Baptist Church and worked at the Senior Center.

Evelyn was a longtime member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church and the church treasurer, a Girl Scout leader and a volunteer at the Lexington Community Hospital. She was a member of the Garden Club, worked on the election board and helped with blood drives.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Karen (Sam) Clouse of East Spanish Peak, Colo., her son, Ron (Sheri) Bourne of North Platte; five grandchildren, Michelle Faulkner, Pamela Bourne, Carrie Bourne, Jo Ellen (Jim) Ripple and Cheryl Ferguson; six great-grandchildren; a niece; and four nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Sharon; four brothers; and a sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Great Plains Regional Medical Center, the Lincoln Connection or the donor's choice.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte with the Rev. Nathan Brand of the Bethel Evangelical Free Church officiating. Cremation was chosen. Inurnment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington at a later date.

Those wishing to sign the book may do so from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and before service time Saturday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore.