Evelyn Boone Elmer died Sunday, August 9, 2020 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.
She was born on April 14, 1933 to William “Pete” Boone, Jr and Pauline Welch Boone. In Evelyn’s early childhood and up to her high school years she lived and was raised in Scotland Neck, NC. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC in 1955. Later, she received a master’s degree in guidance counseling at Eastern Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 1971. Evelyn was a dedicated teacher and guidance counselor for approximately 40 years. She taught English and French at Nashville High School and in Rocky Mount, NC in the junior middle school. Later, she was a guidance counselor in Fayetteville, NC until retirement.
Evelyn’s life was a life well done. She dearly loved her family and was likewise loved. Decorating her homes in life was a special pleasure. She found special joy in her niece and nephew, Carole and Mark, throughout her life. She was adored by her sister, Helen. To Helen, she was her champion and her North, South, East and West.
Evelyn is pre-deceased by her father, William “Pete” Boone, Jr.; her mother Pauline Welch Boone Whitehead; her stepfather Andrew Franklin Whitehead; and her husbands, Thomas G. Tharp and William Walston.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Elmer; her sister Helen Boone Stevenson and husband Charles Gwen Stevenson of Mims, FL; her niece, Carole Wurtzbacher and husband Chris of Mims, FL; her nephew, Mark Stevenson and wife Erika of Brandon, FL; her great-niece, Brittany Wood of Orlando, FL; her step-son, Ron Elmer and wife Cori of Apex; her step-daughter, Cheryl Elmer of Berkley, CA; and her step-grandchildren, Ethan and Emily Elmer of Apex. She had many aunts and uncles now deceased that she also loved. She leaves behind cousins that meant a great deal to her.
Evelyn’s loss is a great one. Heaven is her home now.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Chapel of Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck, with Rev. Dusty Sprouse officiating.
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Elmer family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.
I always thought that my cousin, Evelyn , was so smart and so elegant. I really admired and loved her. I shall miss her so very much. My heart goes out to Roger and Helen and the rest of her dear family.
Evelyn was my cousin and I am saddened by her loss. I particularly remember her when she was a student at Meredith, and I was probably six or even years old. Evelyn has always been a beautiful woman, and I thought she was glamorous. My sisters and I were the younger ones in the family, but she always took time to talk to us about school and our activities. Throughout our lives, we were only together at family gatherings, weddings, or funerals, and never really knew each other as adults. That, also, saddens me and was a missed opportunity. I send love and support to Roger, Helen, and her beloved niece and nephew.